BNS: Watkins Glen Grand Marshall Named

Watkins Glen, NY ( July 28, 1999 ) - Watkins Glen president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer will be the Grand Marshal for the 1999 Pepsi 150 at Watkins Glen. Eliot Spitzer, a dedicated ...

Watkins Glen, NY ( July 28, 1999 ) - Watkins Glen president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer will be the Grand Marshal for the 1999 Pepsi 150 at Watkins Glen. Eliot Spitzer, a dedicated NASCAR fan, will give the command to start engines on Saturday, August 14th , for the NASCAR Busch North Series Pepsi 150, part of the biggest weekend sporting event in New York State. "No sporting event generates more excitement or contributes more to a community than NASCAR," said Spitzer. "This is especially true at Watkins Glen International -- New York's Thunder Road. As a fifteen year follower of NASCAR, I'm thrilled to be part of a weekend of racing at The Glen and especially pleased to be Grand Marshal of the Pepsi 150." Spitzer often spends his Sunday afternoon's rooting for Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet. Jim Wall, Eliot Spitzer's brother in-law, is a leading mechanic for the Hendrick Motorsports team.

"Eliot is a big NASCAR fan, watching him give the command to start engines for the Pepsi 150 will be a treat for our entire family ," said Wall. "He's always been a big fan of the No. 24 team and we'll be counting on him to stay on Sunday and help cheer Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon on to their third consecutive win at Watkins Glen!" Spitzer will be attending his first race at the 2.45 mile Watkins Glen road course. "The Attorney General obviously understands and enjoys the sport of NASCAR, and we're excited that his first experience as Grand Marshal will be at Watkins Glen for the Pepsi 150," said track President, Bryan R. Sperber. Spitzer, his wife Silda, and their three young daughters ages 4,6, and 8 will all be attending the weekend's activities. Tickets for the 1999 Frontier @ The Glen and Pepsi 150 NASCAR weekend at Watkins Glen are now available. For ticket, reserved camping, and additional information please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log onto the official Watkins Glen website at www.theglen.com .

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jeff Gordon
Teams Hendrick Motorsports