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NASCAR At Watkins Glen 2012: Finger Lakes 335 Qualifying Saturday

Qualifying for the Finger Lakes 335 at Watkins Glen takes place Saturday, with the Sprint Cup race scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) during the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24) won the race in 98 laps due to rain. Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) during the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24) won the race in 98 laps due to rain. Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Upstate New York is home to NASCAR action on Saturday, with Watkins Glen hosting the Finger Lakes 335. Schedule for the weekend are a Nationwide Series race and a Sprint Cup race. Qualifying for the Nationwide Series race takes place early Saturday morning, with qualifying for the Sprint Cup cars taking place at 11:40 a.m. ET.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and others will battle it out in the Sprint Cup point standings. Earnhardt is currently leading in the standings, but he has his eyes on the long run and the Sprint Cup championship. Gordon is hoping to capitalize on some recent luck and improve his chances of a Sprint Cup victory.

The Nationwide race will take place Saturday afternoon, with the 82 lap race starting at 2:15 p.m. The Sprint Cup is scheduled for 90 laps starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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