Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen,NY
NASCAR RaceWeather

Friday, August 18

Morning Showers

Low: 62°F

High: 74°F

W 10-15 mph

Saturday, August 19

Mostly Sunny

Low: 55°F

High: 79°F

NW 5-10 mph

Sunday, August 20


Low: 56°F

High: 84°F

W 5-10 mph

Watkins Glen, US
2:14 pm, May 23
L: 75° H: 80°
Feels like 77.76 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:38 am
Sunset: 8:30 pm
Humidity 45 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 2 m/s

Forecast Discussion & Updates

NASCAR – Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY

Fri Aug 18 – Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of rain 70% before 10 am. Low around 62. High around 74. West winds around 10 to 15 mph.


Sat Aug 19 – Mostly sunny. Low around 55. High around 79. West winds shifting to northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

NASCAR Xfinity Series – Sunoco Go Rewards 200 at the Glen – 3:30 PM 


Sun Aug 20 – Sunny. Low around 56. High around 84. West winds around 5-10 mph. 

NASCAR Cup Series – Go Bowling At The Glen – 3 PM


A cold front is expected to pass through Thursday night into Friday morning which can create some morning showers on Friday. Cooler, dry air will be associated with this front making it a pleasant racing weekend. 


All times in EDT

Updated: 8/16/23 12:00 PM EDT


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Watkins Glen International, nicknamed “”The Glen””, is an automobile race track located in the town of Dix just southwest of the village of Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980). In addition, the site has also been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series. The facility is currently owned by NASCAR.

The course was opened in 1956 to host auto races previously held on public roads in and around the village. The circuit’s current layout has more or less been the same since 1971, with minor modifications after the fatal crashes of François Cevert in 1973 and J.D. McDuffie in 1991.

The circuit is a Mecca of North American road racing and is a popular venue among fans and drivers.

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