By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Go FAS Racing will put road-course specialist Boris Said behind the wheel of its No. 32 Ford for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, the second and final road-course race of the season for the Sprint Cup Series.
“I’m always excited when it comes to racing at Watkins Glen,” Said commented. “Not only is Watkins Glen one of my favorite race tracks anywhere in the world. I just love the area, the fans, the food and everything about it. Being able to represent Genesee (sponsor) is a huge honor, so hopefully, I can put on a good show for them.”
Said has competed in 15 Sprint Cup races at The Glen, posting a top-five and two top-10 finishes. His best showing at the track was a third-place finish there in 2005.
Sunday’s race will be Said’s first Cup race of 2016, as he didn’t compete in the road-course event at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in June. This season will mark the first season since 2000 that Said hasn’t raced in both road course races on the Sprint Cup schedule.
The deal with Go FAS Racing that puts said behind the wheel of the No. 32 this weekend extends an long-time relationship between driver and race team. With the exception of this year’s race at Sonoma, Said has driven a Sprint Cup entry for Go FAS in each road course race, dating back to 2012.
“Boris will, again, be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Genesee Ford Fusion, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him driving for us again,” car owner Archie St. Hilaire said.
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