August 1, 2016
Governor Anderw Cuomo announced today that there is now an official New York State, Watkins Glen license plate.
The governor says that the plate will be available beginning Thursday, August 4. The plate is the newest addition to DMV’s NASCAR custom plate series and features the WGI and NASCAR logos with a checkered flag background. The announcement coincides with the 2016 Cheez-It® 355 at the Glen – New York State’s only NASCAR race – and one of the highlights of Upstate tourism every summer. The Glen supports Governor Cuomo’s commitment to tourism, which recently reached a new record-high economic impact in New York State of $102 billion – an increase of 25 percent since 2010.
“The new Watkins Glen license plate celebrates New York’s strong partnership with this award-winning NASCAR racetrack,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York is proud to host this world-class event at the Glen, which attracts motorsport enthusiasts and drives tourism in the Southern Tier. I encourage racing fans to stop by the DMV exhibit on the Midway during this weekend’s events and take advantage of the services they have to offer.”