An 'Awkward' Trip Home
A unique characteristic of Watkins Glen International is that it’s the only Sprint Cup track where cars pit to the right, which can make over-the-wall life difficult for Danny Kincaid.
“Everything is in the opposite direction of what you’re used to,” said Kincaid, the No. 83’s front tire changer. “You feel really awkward going the opposite direction that you’ve trained your body in. It’s a really big difference.”
Unlike the flurry of pit stops last month at Indianapolis, Kincaid anticipates a two-stop strategy in a race where fuel far outweighs fresh tires.
“It’s very boring for us,” he said. “Gas is the big deal. Two stops and we’ll call it a day.”
Not all is bad for the 27-year-old. He hails from Port Byron, N.Y., a little more than an hour drive from Watkins Glen. “Most of my family is from there and still lives there,” Kincaid said. “I don’t get to see them very often, so it’ll be a nice change.”