Watkins Glen "1999 Legend of the Glen" - Geoffrey Bodine

Watkins Glen, NY (September 2, 1999) -- The final ballots are in for the 1999 Legends of The Glen fan voting and track Marketing Director, Roger Curtis, announced Geoffrey Bodine as the fans choice for 1999. Geoffrey Bodine, winner of the...

Watkins Glen, NY (September 2, 1999) -- The final ballots are in for the 1999 Legends of The Glen fan voting and track Marketing Director, Roger Curtis, announced Geoffrey Bodine as the fans choice for 1999. Geoffrey Bodine, winner of the '96 Bud at The Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, pulled another stunning upset at The Glen by edging front runner and three-time winner at Watkins Glen, Jeff Gordon, to carry the majority of votes in the 1999 Legends of The Glen program. "I'm very pleased to be chosen as a Legend of The Glen and I can't wait to come up and see everyone," said Chemung, NY, native Geoffrey Bodine. "I'm in awe to be thought of with some of those drivers that I watched race at Watkins Glen when I was young. The win at Watkins Glen in '96 was one of the most meaningful wins of my career because it's close to my family and home." "In just the second year, the Legends of The Glen program has experienced tremendous growth in the enthusiasm and support from the fans. This year's voting was accessed by many more people, fans sent in ballots from Winston Cup Scene, our website, the Pyramid souvenir store at the track, and hundreds even sent nominations on blank postcards to our offices. The votes we received this year was simply staggering," pointed out Watkins Glen Marketing Director, Roger Curtis. "Geoffrey's fan club, sponsors and team were fantastic. Roberta Hamborg, who runs Geoffrey's fan club made sure that his sponsor, team, and website's were all linked to www.theglen.com ." Geoffrey Bodine will be inducted as a Legend of The Glen on Sunday, September 12th at the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix. On Sunday, fans attending the Zippo weekend will be invited to watch as Bodine is honored with a dedication of a memorial on track property. He will be signing autographs for fans at the Pyramid souvenir store immediately following the ceremony. Following on-track activity on Sunday afternoon, Geoffrey Bodine will be presenting the new Watkins Glen Motor Racing Research Library with a historical document from his '96 win at Watkins Glen International. The presentation of Bodine's materials marks the start of the Library's special effort to acquire materials relating to local racing, the Bodine family, and stock car documentation. Geoffrey Bodine won the 1996 Bud at The Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at The Glen, the 1987 International Race Of Champions (IROC) finale at Watkins Glen, and the 1986 Camel Continental GTO class with Jack Baldwin. The Legends of The Glen started in 1998 as a way to honor the greatest drivers in Watkins Glen history, last year's winners were honorary inductee Cameron Argetsinger, the founder of American road racing, fan choice Mark Martin, NASCAR Winston Cup driver and three-time winner at The Glen, and the media's selection, Jackie Stewart, A 3-time Formula One World Champion. Balloting for the media's selection for the 1999 Legends of The Glen program is expected to be completed by the Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest weekend, Oct. 1 - 3. Tickets for the upcoming Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix are now available. For ticket, camping or additional information contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log onto The Glen's official Website at www.theglen.com .

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Geoffrey Bodine , Jackie Stewart , Mark Martin