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Cup - Watkins Glen - Race results

Marcos Ambrose triumphed at Watkins Glen International, pushing aside Brad Keselowski for his maiden Cup victory after long-time leader Kyle Busch made a mistake at the final restart.
Australian Marcos Ambrose finally achieved his long-sought breaktrough first Sprint Cup win, after he took the lead of the 'Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen' in a dramatic green-white-chequered restart on the Watkins Glen International road course.

Polesitter Kyle Busch led the most laps during the race and at the final restart, but overshot turn 1 leaving Brad Keselowski in the lead before Marcos Ambrose muscled past him before the white flag.

The final lap ended prematurely after a massive accident involving David Ragan and David Reutimann sparked by contact between Ragan and Boris Said, who got involved in a pit road altercation with Ragan's team mate Greg Biffle after the race ended.

Race result

1. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 92 laps 02:18:21.000s (47/1 pts)
2. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 92 laps + 0.419s (43/1 pts)
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 92 laps + 5.854s (43/2 pts)
4. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 92 laps + 6.467s (40/0 pts)
5. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 92 laps + 7.662s (39/0 pts)
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 92 laps + 9.744s (38/0 pts)
7. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 92 laps + 11.354s (38/1 pts)
8. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 92 laps + 11.718s (37/1 pts)
9. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 92 laps + 12.957s (35/0 pts)
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 92 laps + 13.874s (35/1 pts)
11. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 92 laps + 14.529s (34/1 pts)
12. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 92 laps + 14.723s (33/1 pts)
13. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 92 laps + 14.828s (31/0 pts)
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 92 laps + 14.925s (30/0 pts)
15. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 92 laps + 14.934s (29/0 pts)
16. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 92 laps + 15.204s (28/0 pts)
17. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 92 laps + 15.308s (27/0 pts)
18. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 92 laps + 15.530s (26/0 pts)
19. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 92 laps + 15.584s (25/0 pts)
20. #51 Boris Said Chevrolet 92 laps + 15.724s (24/0 pts)
21. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 92 laps + 15.831s (23/0 pts)
22. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 92 laps + 15.869s (22/0 pts)
23. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 92 laps + 16.326s (21/0 pts)
24. #71 Andy Lally * Ford 92 laps + 16.597s (20/0 pts)
25. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 92 laps + 58.044s (19/0 pts)
26. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 92 laps + 63.025s (18/0 pts)
27. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 92 laps + 74.891s (17/0 pts)
28. #6 David Ragan Ford 92 laps + 1 lap (16/0 pts)
29. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 92 laps + 1 lap (15/0 pts)
30. #36 Ron Fellows Chevrolet 92 laps + 1 lap (14/0 pts)
31. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 92 laps + 1 lap (13/0 pts)
32. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 85 laps + 7 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #34 David Gilliland Ford 79 laps In Pit (11/0 pts)
34. #38 Terry Labonte Ford 78 laps In Pit (10/0 pts)
35. #32 Andrew Ranger Ford 75 laps In Pit (0pts)
36. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 65 laps + 27 laps (8/0 pts)
37. #150 T.J. Bell * Chevrolet 58 laps In Pit (0pts)
38. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 48 laps In Pit (6/0 pts)
39. #37 Scott Speed Ford 45 laps In Pit (0pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 12 laps In Pit (0pts)
41. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 7 laps Out of Race (3/0 pts)
42. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 5 laps In Pit (2/0 pts)
43. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 4 laps In Pit (0pts)



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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, and A.J. Allmendinger, driver of the #43 Best Buy Ford, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 15 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. [Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR]
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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, passes Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, to take the lead and win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, poses with his team before his last race, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, pose for a photo prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, who is not in the Championship Four final phase of the Chase, qualified for 2nd position Friday, November 14, 2014 for Sunday`s final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. He will be joined on the front row by Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS who won the Pole position. Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, who is not in the Championship Four final phase of the Chase, won the pole position Friday, November 14, 2014 for Sunday`s final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. He will be joined by Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS on the front row. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ParkerStore Chevrolet, poses with the Keystone Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, climbs into his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, talks to his crew chief, Paul Wolfe, after failing to advance to the championship round of the Chase for the Spring Cup after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/ Getty Images)
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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field through the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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carl nuthak - Unregistered

August 16, 2011 1:52 AM

what the world has happened to Tony Stewart? he is not in the top 5 as of old? He is not that secure in the upcoming Chase - would like to see him post some better times before it is toooo late. thanx



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