Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt has never been good on road courses, but he’s coming off his third win of the season at Pocono. One of the many surprises from this season was Earnhardt’s third place finish at Sonoma back in June. Many will be looking to Earnhardt to continue his strong runs this weekend.
Countdown to the Chase
With only five races remaining before the Chase field is set, all eyes will be on the drivers who are still winless. Many will be looking to see if Marcos Ambrose can win on the road course and get into the Chase. Tony Stewart has also been very good in the past, and a strong run at Watkins Glen could kick-start his chances at getting into the Chase. If he fails to win this weekend, the chances of him getting there seem very slim.
Be sure to tune into ESPN on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. EST to see the Sprint Cup Series drivers race on the winding road course at Watkins Glen.