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Published: Sun, August 06, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Denny Hamlin ready to leave Watkins Glen for birth of his child

Denny Hamlin ready to leave Watkins Glen for birth of his child

"I've got to win this race because it's the only shot I've got to win all year long'". Kenseth could simply motor on to a 12th-place finish again and gain points if Logano or Bowyer have issues. Of course, a win and Bowyer's in.

Earnhardt practices at Watkins Glen International.

Allmendinger's lone NASCAR Cup win came at Watkins Glen in 2014. It's his third straight pole in this race, one he is trying to win a third straight time. It's capable of winning and we've gotten close several times this year. "That takes care of a lot problems". Keselowski enters the weekend with a pair of third-place finishes in this race past year and at Sonoma Raceway in June.

And Bowyer answered his near-miss at Sonoma this summer with another runner-up finish the next week on the Daytona International Speedway high banks. He has finished in the top 5 in all but two of the races. But he was a consistent top-10 vehicle in two practice sessions here on Saturday. Under the new condensed weekend format implemented by NASCAR, qualifying is three hours before the race. "I will understand what their situation is and understand how desperate they are".

"There's so much a feel of, 'I've got to get it done, I've got to win this thing, '" said Wallace, a two-time victor at The Glen who will work the race as an analyst for the Motor Racing Network.

"This is just a fast, fast race track and you're tip-toeing around it pretty good". "You don't have that time to really work on your auto. You can't get too aggressive, it'll bite you every time".

NASCAR says the start/finish line will serve as the OT marker at every race the rest of this season.

This weekend affords United States of America sportsbooks users the opportunity to make with the gambling-fu on two NASCAR events; the Monster Energy Cup Series I Love New York 355 at The Glen and the Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at The Glen - both of which will take place at the Watkins Glen International circuit in New York. In addition to Kenseth, his closest competition for qualifying for the playoffs includes non-winners Jamie McMurray and Chase Elliott, who are 38 and 39 points up on Bowyer, respectively.

"I'm looking forward to all these races coming up", Bowyer said. I feel like we will be competitive this weekend. And you know Richmond, I think to seal the deal, you can't do better than that. "It's a big opportunity for us to sneak a win in there, so hopefully we can get it done". "I guarantee you, we can win".

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