NASCAR America: Taking a spin around the original Watkins Glen layout (video)


Watkins Glen International is one of the most legendary road courses in motorsports. It’s hosted Formula One, IndyCar and, of course, NASCAR.

But the roots of WGI extend far back to just after World War II and included an original track length nearly three times as long as the current facility — and it went right through the heart of downtown Watkins Glen.

Prior to what would be the final NASCAR Cup race of his career, Boris Said, along with NBCSN analyst Rutledge Wood, took to the road to try and recreate what it was like to race on the original WGI layout.