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NASCAR’s Glass Trophy | Connected By Glass

Start your engines! Our beautiful Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York is home to a lot more than glass. Road racing came to Watkins Glen in 1948, when the first post-World War II road race was hosted on village streets. Today, Watkins Glen International is a celebrated speedway and a destination for NASCAR fans and drivers alike. The Corning Museum of Glass began partnering with Watkins Glen International in 2012 to design and create the trophy for its NASCAR race each August. Join us as Watkins Glen International president Michael Printup shares stories from the track and talks about what it’s like on race day. Listen as glassmaker Eric Meek reveals the inspirations behind the design of the coveted trophy. And hear from driver Marcos Ambrose who’s not only raced the famed roadway, but was able to add the glass trophy to his collection. Check out the history of our partnership to create NASCAR’s glass trophy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr3ufIlc6po