NASCAR Bails On Race at Watkins Glen
Nascar won't be coming to Watkins Glen International in New York this Summer, another event casualty due to COVID-19. The annual event scheduled for mid-August has been moved to Daytona, Florida.
CBS 6 News is reporting that Nascar racing at Watkins Glen has been moved to Daytona International Speedway. Watkins Glen International delivered the news on their website stating that the decision was part of an effort to "protect the safety of our fans, vendors and the stakeholders."
Races at 'The Glen" have been a staple on the NASCAR Cup Series since the mid-80's and the latest news comes as another major disappointment in the state of New York caused by coronavirus concerns. Businesses in Schuyler County and the Finger Lakes Region of New York will surely be adversely impacted as the event brings in around 90,000 racing fans annually.
In a message posted on the Watkins Glen website, information about refunds are (in part) as follows:
Ticketholders will automatically receive a 120% credit in your account within the next 7-10 days, which can be applied to a future NASCAR sanctioned event at a NASCAR-owned track. The 120% event credit can be used in a single transaction during the remainder of the 2020 season and entire 2021 season for a NASCAR sanctioned event at any NASCAR-owned tracks, subject to availability.
Ticket holders may also get a full refund as opposed to a credit but you must submit before August 7th. To do so, click here.
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