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Watkins Glen is in for some renovations. The historic road course in upstate New York was once the home of the US Grand Prix, and today hosts races in the Indy Racing League, NASCAR, the Rolex Grand-Am series and the SCCA Speed World Challenge, not to mention several vintage racing series. It's a veritable landmark in American automobile racing, and (nostalgia not being what it used to be) only stands to get better with the new improvements underway.

Once upon a time before Formula One was fueled by mega-dollars, the U.S. Grand Prix was held at the Watkins Glen circuit in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The track was the site of legendary battles between the likes of Mario Andretti, Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Eventually, the beautiful people decided it wasn't worth going out to the rural race track when they could instead hang out in more cosmopolitan locations like Phoenix and Indianapolis. After the track laid fallow for a few y