Watkins Glen NASCAR race to set a remarkable record

Drivers from seven different countries are set to compete in Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International.

This Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is set to be a true international affair, as the field of 39 drivers consists of drivers representing seven different countries, a new Cup Series record.

The sport’s 32 full-time drivers represent two different countries, with the lone competitor from outside of the United States being Trackhouse Racing Team’s Daniel Suarez. Suarez hails from Mexico.

In addition to the 32 full-time drivers set to compete in Sunday’s 90-lap Go Bowling at The Glen around the eight-turn, 2.454-mile (3.949-kilometer) Watkins Glen, New York road course, there are seven others on the entry list. These seven others represent six countries, including the United States and five foreign nations.

Those five other countries include Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

Representing Finland is Kimi Raikkonen, who is set to make his Cup Series debut behind the wheel of the #91 Chevrolet for Trackhouse Racing Team. Representing Germany is Mike Rockenfeller, who is set to make his own debut behind the wheel of the #77 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports.

The representatives from Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom have all competed before, but not a whole lot.

Representing the Netherlands is Loris Hezemans, who is set to make his fourth career start behind the wheel of the #27 Ford for Team Hezeberg. His first three starts came in road course races earlier this season; the only road course race he missed took place at Sonoma Raceway in mid-June.

Russia’s Daniil Kvyat is set to make his second start behind the wheel of the #26 Toyota for Team Hezeberg, having made his Cup Series debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last month.

And finally, the United Kingdom’s Kyle Tilley is set to make his fifth career start behind the wheel of the #78 Ford for Live Fast Motorsports. He competed in three road course races last year and one earlier this year.

As for the two part-time drivers from the United States, they are Joey Hand and A.J. Allmendinger, and they are set to drive the #15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing and the #16 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing, respectively.

The Go Bowling at The Glen is set to be broadcast live on USA Network from Watkins Glen International beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET this Sunday, August 21. Begin a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss a historic afternoon of Cup Series racing from one of the world’s most iconic racing venues!