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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]
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, finished fifth Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS, finished fourth and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, finished twelfth Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 STP Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENEOS Chevrolet, is involved in an incident during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, qualified for seventh position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Busch is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, poses with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, and the rest of the field during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet SS, races to win Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet SS, celebrates his first Sprint Cup win Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Cheez-It 355 race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet SS, celebrates his win Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.  (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet SS, celebrates his first Sprint Cup win Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Cheez-It 355 race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell wreck at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 10 2014. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger celebrates with the chequered flag at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 10 2014. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger celebrates in victory lane at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 10 2014. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose lead the field to a restart at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 10 2014. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/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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