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NASCAR: Watkins Glen Int'l announces new tailgate area for Cheez-It 355

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In a press release Friday, April 4, Watkins Glen International announced that it will open a new tailgate area for fans during the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen this August. The new area, called "Paddock Tailgate Park," will be located in the North Paddock area and will overlook the existing Turn 1 Tailgate area behind the Pit Terrace Grandstand on the infield.

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About this new feature for fans, WGI President Michael Printup stated, "It is all about the fans at WGI and we know that our fans love to camp and tailgate. I have had the chance to personally meet a few of our tailgaters each year during the NASCAR weekend and I know they will be thrilled with this new section."

Cost of the new viewing spot will be $250. Fans will receive one vehicle pass and 10 wristbands for guests to enter the new tailgate area. Track admission must be purchased separately.

All spots are paved and measure 15 x 40 feet. Paddock Tailgate Park will be open Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. until one hour after on-track activity ends. No camping or overnight parking will be allowed in Paddock Tailgate Park.

Fans with Paddock Tailgate Park tickets will be near the Pit Terrace Grandstand where a free FanVision rental is available with the purchase of an adult seat. FanVision is a handheld device that provides in-venue content and is available throughout the WGI facility at additional cost.

The NASCAR Cheez-It 355 at The Glen will take place August 7-10.

Watkins Glen International is located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake in central New York's Finger Lakes region.

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