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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]
Series championship contenders Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race with a burnout after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race with his team after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, lead the field on the first lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Austin Dillon, driver of the #33 Rheem Chevrolet, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Crest Chevrolet, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Crest Chevrolet, races to the finish line to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Crest Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Plaid Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Patriotic Chevrolet, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, serves a pass-through penalty for a restart violation during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Chris Trotman/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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