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Shriners Children’s Named Partner for NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Watkins Glen International


The Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen is part of the triple-header NASCAR race weekend at the historic New York track.

Shriners Children’s was named the partner for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 19, the track announced, further solidifying the global healthcare organization’s relationship with NASCAR.

The Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen makes Watkins Glen International the second track to welcome Shriners Children’s as a partner. The one-of-a-kind healthcare system also teamed up with Darlington Raceway for its 2022 weekend presenting rights and spring Xfinity Series race in 2023.

“We’re honored to help support the Shriners Children’s mission through this new partnership,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “Their services help change the lives of children and their families across so many communities, including those just a few miles away at their location in Erie, Pennsylvania. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board for our NASCAR Race weekend in August.”

Shriners Children’s is dedicated to providing children with specialized healthcare and treating each young patient who walks through their doors, regardless of the families’ ability to pay or insurance status.

Since opening their first facility in 1922, Shriners Children’s has expanded to multiple locations spanning across the United States, as well as Mexico and Canada, transforming lives through their world-class research, amazing pediatric specialty care and medical education leadership systems.

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“We are excited to head to Watkins Glen International in August and are grateful for NASCAR’s continued support of our mission to improve the lives of children around the world,” said Kenny Craven, Imperial Potentate of Shriners International and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Children’s. “Since our first hospital opened in 1922, Shriners Children’s is proud to have cared for more than 1.5 million children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. We look forward to sharing our healthcare system’s life-changing story with the world throughout this event.”

The Shriners Children’s 200 is the second race in a triple-header weekend at Watkins Glen International. The action begins on Friday, Aug. 18, with the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 100 at The Glen, followed by Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen.

The race weekend comes to a close on Sunday, Aug. 20, with the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen, as drivers tackle the turns throughout the 2.45-mile road course.

To purchase NASCAR race tickets, or for camping and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit Fans can view the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series schedules and purchase tickets at

About Watkins Glen International

Located within five hours and 300 miles of 25% of the U.S. population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Get all of the latest information by downloading the NASCAR tracks app at

2023 Watkins Glen International Schedule

  • June 2-4 – SCCA Majors Super Tour
  • June 8-11 – Historic Sportscar Racing
  • June 22-25 – IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen
  • July 6-9 – Cayuga Health Finger Lakes Wine Festival
  • August 16-20 – NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen
  • September 7-10 – Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

2023 Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend Schedule

  • August 18 – General Tire 100 at The Glen – ARCA Menards Series Race
  • August 19 – Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen – NASCAR Xfinity Series Race
  • August 20 – Go Bowling at The Glen – NASCAR Cup Series Race


Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit, and, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

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