Opened: January 1, 1956
Location: Watkins Glen, New York, USA
Length: 3.389 mi
Real-world record: 1:29.19 - Helio Castroneves
SRW virtual record: 1:23.658 - Pilotapazzo
Despite numerous layout changes in the subsequent decades, and a three-year hiatus that saw the facility close down through bankruptcy, "The Glen", which currently offers a 3.4-mile Grand Prix Course and a 2.45-mile Short Course, has succeeded in retaining the luster that made it one of the most recognizable names in motorsport. Renowned in the 1960s and 1970s as the home of the US Grand Prix, the famous course has also hosted Can-Am, Trans-Am, CART, IndyCar, and World Sportscar Championship racing and currently plays a prominent part in both NASCAR and Grand-Am schedules.
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