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Kyle Busch wins Xfinity Zippo 200 at The Glen

Kyle Busch won the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, recovering from a spinout and a pit road penalty for the milestone victory. Busch topped the Penske Racing duo of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski and easily beat them on a restart with three laps to go for his 90th series win. Watkins Glen International and Pocono were... more

Watkins Glen wins: Before race weekend, village announced as $10M DRI winner

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appeared in the Village of Watkins Glen on Thursday to announce that the community will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the Southern Tier winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first round of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state’s 10 regional economic development regions... more

FLX WEEKLY: Sauerkraut in Phelps, Garlic in Penn Yan & NASCAR at The Glen this weekend (podcast)

The first weekend of August in the Finger Lakes features racing in Watkins Glen, the Sauerkraut Festival in Phelps and the Garlic Fest in Penn Yan. Get all the details and your first look at the weekend weather forecast, our favorite local photos of the week and discuss the top news and sports from across the region with Jessica Lahr,... more

Runaways arrested in Watkins Glen, one tries to evade police

Two 16-year-old youths who were reported as runaways from Freedom Village have been arrested by Watkins Glen Village Police on August 3rd. The three reported runaways were located on N. Glen Avenue in the Village at about 7:45 am. One of the runaways was found to be in possession of stolen property and was arrested for criminal possession of stolen... more

Burdett man arrested in Watkins Glen

A Burdett man is facing child endangerment charges after an arrest warrant was executed this week. Daniel M. Campbell, 36, of Burdett was arrested on August 2nd, 2017 on an arrest warrant charging him with endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Campbell was arraigned in Village of Watkins Glen Court and committed to the... more

The Glen brings fans and drivers together Friday

Fans will be at Watkins Glen on Friday. So will drivers. There just won’t be any cars. NASCAR is experimenting with same day qualifying this season for four races. The first was last week at Pocono. This Sunday, Monster Energy Cup drivers will race for position in the morning and race for the checkered flag in the afternoon. Usually, qualifying... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Chad Lahr talks I Heart FLX, regional growth (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Chad Lahr, owner and operator of Community Proud Apparel was in-studio talking about his company, brand, and a locally iconic t-shirt that has taken the Finger Lakes by storm this summer. Lahr discusses the growth of the region as a whole, and how he harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit in his endeavors.... more

Florida man charged with DWI in Watkins Glen

A 53-year-old Florida man was charged with driving while intoxicated, and other charges after a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. Police say Henry Rocholl, of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested on July 29th and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test and speed in zone following a traffic stop. He was issued appearance tickets and... more

Johnson, Kyle Busch highlight Fan Fest in Watkins Glen

Six of the top drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are scheduled to appear at Fan Fest as part of the I Love New York 355 at The Glen weekend at Watkins Glen International. The driver list features Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones and Ty Dillon. The event starts at 6:45 p.m. Aug.... more

Flashback: Summer Jam brings 600,000 music fans to Watkins Glen in 1973

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, N.Y., on July 28, 1973 was once hailed as having the largest audience ever for a pop music festival according to the Guinness Book of World Records. An estimated 600,000 people traveled by car, van or hitchhiked to what was then called Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway to see The Band, Allman Brothers Band... more

Ithaca woman faces several charges after Watkins Glen incident

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of an Ithaca woman after a traffic stop on July 16th. Officers say Sheila A. McCue, 59, of Ithaca was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, open container in a vehicle, moving from lane unsafely, failure to signal and no brake lamps. She was issued tickets... more

What NY gets for sponsoring NASCAR race at Watkins Glen — and how much it cost

When race fans attend the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen in August, they’ll be greeted with multiple billboards and signage promoting the state’s tourism brand. The signs are part of a $463,500 agreement between the state and Watkins Glen International that’s highlighted by the state’s sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the track.... more

Three Tier communities competing for $10M

The stakes will be high as three Southern Tier communities present their respective revitalization proposals to a panel in a closed-to-the-public presentation at Binghamton University next week, each vying for $10 million in state funds for a downtown remake. Endicott, Watkins Glen and Ithaca have been selected as the three finalists in the Southern Tier region for the second and... more

Barbosa gives team repeat win in Six Hours of The Glen

An impressive streak ended Sunday at Watkins Glen International, but another started thanks to a dramatic pass by Joao Barbosa. Barbosa’s outside overtake of Stephen Simpson with less than 10 minutes left in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen earned a second consecutive victory in the race for himself and Action Express Racing teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque,... more

NASCAR race at Watkins Glen gets new sponsor: New York state

When NASCAR’s top series visits Watkins Glen this summer, the race will have a new sponsor: “I Love New York,” the state’s tourism brand. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the sponsorship Friday. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series formerly known as the Cheez-It 355 will now be named the I Love New York 355. The 90-lap race is scheduled for Sunday,... more

Taylor brothers roar into Watkins Glen

Auto racing’s most dominant brother tandem will try to continue a season-long IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship winning streak this weekend when the series makes its annual stop at Watkins Glen International. Ricky Taylor, 27, and Jordan Taylor, 26, have won all five of the series’ races and will put that streak on the line against a field of nine other... more
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