Hollywood star come to Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY (August 9, 2000) -- When the stars of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series invade the Finger Lakes region every August, they are joined by celebrities from all walks of life. The 2000 Global Crossing @The Glen will be no different, as ...

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WATKINS GLEN, NY (August 9, 2000) -- When the stars of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series invade the Finger Lakes region every August, they are joined by celebrities from all walks of life. The 2000 Global Crossing @The Glen will be no different, as three stars from ABC's "All My Children" will appear at New York's "Thunder Road" this weekend.

Finola Hughes, who plays Alexandra Devane, Mark Consuelos, who portrays Mateo Santos, and Kelly Ripa, better known as Hayley Vaughn Santos, will participate in several activities prior to Sunday's Global Crossing @The Glen.

The actors will meet fans at The Glen Club from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and participate in a question and answer session with track announcer Mike Paz during pre-race ceremonies on Sunday. They will also take a pre-race pace car ride and receive a tour of the facility from track officials.

The trio will be guests of The Glen and NASCAR Winston Cup Drivers Dale Earnhardt and Bill Elliott. The group also attended a Winston Cup race at California Speedway in 1999.

Other celebrities and special guests who have been spotted at Watkins Glen in past years include New York Governor George Pataki, United States Senator Charles Schumer, Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain, actor Tom Cruise and actor, race car driver and CART team owner Paul Newman. Tickets for the Global Crossing @ The Glen are still available.

For ticket, reserved camping, or additional information contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or visit www.theglen.com. Tickets are also now available at all participating Tops Friendly Markets tickets.com outlets.

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