Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2002

WHERE: 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

WHEN: Television coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. Race starts at

1 p.m.

BROADCAST: TelevisionNBC-Ch. 26; RadioMotor Racing Network (102.3 FM)

DISTANCE: 90 laps

2001 WINNER: Jeff Gordon

NOTES:Watkins Glen used to be one of the most scenic road courses in North America, but it's now considered to be one of the most inadequate facilities on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series schedule. ... The key to Watkins Glen is finding balance in the turns so the car can burst from the corners down the straightaways.

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