NASCAR at Watkins Glen live updates, results, highlights from the 2021 road race

NASCAR at Watkins Glen live updates, results, highlights from the 2021 road race

NASCAR is back after a three-week hiatus, and heading to Watkins Glen, N.Y., for the Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

It appears Sunday’s race will be two-driver affair between Chase Elliott, winner of the last two races at the New York road track, and Martin Truex Jr., who has scored a top-two finish in each of his last three visits (including a win in 2017).

There’s also the added intrigue of NASCAR’s 16-driver playoff race, with only four regular-season races left to determine the final playoff field: Aric Almirola won his first race of the season at the Foxwood Resorts Casino 301 on July 18, giving the season 13 unique winners and placing winless Kevin Harvick and Tyler Reddick — currently the last two projected drivers in the playoff — something to sweat about over the last month of the season.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from NASCAR’s race at Watkins Glen on Sunday. Follow for complete results from the Go Bowling at The Glen road race.

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NASCAR at Watkins Glen live updates, highlights

All times Eastern

4:42 p.m.: More spinouts, this one from Keselowski, who spins out and hits Logano. The road race is getting the better of a lot of drivers, but not bringing up too many cautions thus far.

4:15 p.m.: This is shaping up to look like a close race. …

4:05 p.m.: Caution 4 (Lap 40). And there’s Stage 2 in the books. Truex wins. The top 10:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Christopher Bell
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Kyle Larson
  5. Chase Briscoe
  6. Ross Chastain
  7. Matt DiBenedetto
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Kyle Busch

3:51 p.m.: A little bumpy out there, isn’t it?

3:43 p.m.: Caution 3 (Lap 25). James Davison spins and stalls out on Turn 6, which is proving problematic for drivers.

3:36 p.m.: Kurt Busch jumps 11 spots to the front of the pack following the caution.

3:31 p.m.: Caution 2 (Lap 20): The final 10 laps of the stage go through no problem. Your top 10:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Tyler Reddick
  5. William Byron
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Alex Bowman
  8. Chase Elliott
  9. Austin Dillon
  10. Erik Jones

3:24 p.m.: Logano in the lead, by the way; Keselowski no longer in the top 10 after the caution.

3:18 p.m.: Caution 1 (Lap 10): Competition caution.

3:15 p.m.: And there goes the leader on Turn 6:

3:07 p.m.: Brad Keselowski has lead each of the first three laps at Watkins Gen. He’s followed closely behind Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Reddick, William Byron, Harvick and Alex Bowman in the top 10, respectively.

3:03 p.m.: And they’re off!

2:54 p.m.: Details of Sunday’s race: 90 laps, 220.5 miles and stages ending at Laps 20, 40 and 90.

2:19 p.m.: “I’m here to knock over pins and win races, and I’m all out of pins,” — Aric Almirola, probably.

2:08 p.m.: A significant development for the two-time defending winner at this track:

2:10 p.m.: More information on Elliott and Christopher Bell’s L1 penalties:

NASCAR start time today

  • Time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)
  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN 3,5 in Canada)
  • Live stream: | fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is scheduled to drop shortly after 3 p.m. ET.

While the race might start on time, there’s a small chance drivers will be racing on rain tires. The National Weather Service forecast for Sunday in Watkins Glen, N.Y., calls for a 30 percent chance of rain, with showers and thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m. Otherwise, skies are expected to be mostly sunny and the high temperature is expected to reach the low to mid-80s.

NASCAR starting lineup at Watkins Glen

Here is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International, the Go Bowling at The Glen.

Start Driver Car No. Team
1 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
2 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
3 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
4 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
9 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
13 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
14 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
15 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
18 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
19 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
22 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
23 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
24 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
25 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
26 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
27 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
28 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
30 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
31 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
32 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
33 Kyle Tilley 78 Live Fast Motorsports
34 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
35 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
36 James Davison 51 Petty Ware Racing
37 RC Enerson 15 Rick Ware Racing

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