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Watkins Glen: Cup results

Kyle Busch claimed his third win of 2013, after early favourite Marcos Ambrose suffered a late-race accident and crashed out with six laps remaining at Watkins Glen International.
Marcos Ambrose was unable to clinch three wins in a row at the Watkins Glen International road course despite qualifying on pole position, with the win going instead to Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch. It's Busch's second win at the Glen, his third of 2013 and the 27th of his 315-race Sprint Cup career.

Busch took the lead somewhat through good fortune, having already hit pit road just before a caution triggered by Ambrose's Richard Petty Motorsport team mate Aric Almirola who crashed on lap 60. The delay before Ambrose himself could pit under the caution dropped him out of the top ten, and his haste to race back to the front saw the Australian involved in a number of incidents and finally a race-ending spin on lap 84 that put him out of the running.

Busch held on to the lead over Brad Keselowski through a number of late cautions, in an eventful race which dented the hopes of several Chase favourites including Jimmie Johnson's Hendrick Motorsport team mates Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Johnson himself cruised serenely to a top ten finish to keep himself well ahead of Clint Bowyer in the Chase standings with just four races remaining until the cut-off after Richmond next month.

Race results

1. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 90 laps 2hrs 32mins 04secs
2. #2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 0.486s
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing + 0.582s
4. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 1.357s
5. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 1.833s
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 2.365s
7. #22 Joey Logano Penske Racing + 2.778s
8. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 3.344s
9. #78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 4.190s
10. #47 AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing + 4.223s
11. #1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 4.743s
12. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing + 5.018s
13. #29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 5.516s
14. #39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 5.966s
15. #14 Max Papis Stewart-Haas Racing + 6.343s
16. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 7.146s
17. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 7.280s
18. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 7.441s
19. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 7.747s
20. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 7.868s
21. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 8.781s
22. #32 Boris Said Fas Lane Racing + 10.362s
23. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 10.534s
24. #51 Owen Kelly Phoenix Racing + 10.621s
25. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 10.700s
26. #31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 10.789s
27. #7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 11.820s
28. #40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 12.136s
29. #19 Alex Kennedy Humphrey Smith Racing + 16.927s
30. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 5 laps
31. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 6 laps Accident
32. #55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing + 6 laps Accident
33. #30 David Stremme Swan Racing + 7 laps
34. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 8 laps
35. #33 Ron Fellows Circle Sport + 16 laps
36. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 25 laps
37. #43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 32 laps Accident
38. #35 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports + 32 laps Suspension
39. #52 Brian Keselowski Brian Keselowski Racing + 43 laps Brakes
40. #93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 49 laps Accident
41. #36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Tommy Baldwin Racing + 51 laps Accident
42. #87 Tomy Drissi NEMCO Racing + 51 laps Accident
43. #83 David Reutimann BK Racing + 86 laps Engine

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 808pts (Leader)
2. (--) Clint Bowyer 733pts (-75pts)
3. (--) Carl Edwards 728pts (-80pts)
4. (--) Kevin Harvick 707pts (-101pts)
5. (+1) Kyle Busch 693pts (-115pts)
6. (-1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 670pts (-138pts)
7. (--) Matt Kenseth 659pts (-149pts)
8. (+4) Brad Keselowski 634pts (-174pts)
9. (+1) Greg Biffle 627pts (-181pts)
10. (+4) Martin Truex Jr. 625pts (-183pts)
11. (+2) Kurt Busch 623pts (-185pts)
12. (-4) Kasey Kahne 622pts (-186pts)
13. (-4) Jeff Gordon 610pts (-198pts)
14. (+1) Ryan Newman 605pts (-203pts)
15. (+1) Jamie McMurray 600pts (-208pts)
16. (+1) Joey Logano 598pts (-210pts)
17. (-6) Tony Stewart 594pts (-214pts)
18. (--) Aric Almirola 561pts (-247pts)
19. (--) Paul Menard 559pts (-249pts)
20. (+1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 531pts (-277pts)
21. (-1) Jeff Burton 525pts (-283pts)
22. (+1) Juan Pablo Montoya 516pts (-292pts)
23. (-1) Marcos Ambrose 515pts (-293pts)
24. (--) Casey Mears 472pts (-336pts)
25. (--) Denny Hamlin 414pts (-394pts)
26. (--) David Ragan 399pts (-409pts)
27. (--) Danica Patrick # 397pts (-411pts)
28. (--) David Gilliland 387pts (-421pts)
29. (--) Mark Martin 361pts (-447pts)
30. (--) Dave Blaney 329pts (-791pts)
31. (--) Bobby Labonte 328pts (-480pts)
32. (--) David Reutimann 308pts (-500pts)
33. (--) J J Yeley 296pts (-512pts)
34. (--) David Stremme 296pts (-512pts)
35. (+1) Aj Allmendinger 278pts (-530pts)
36. (-1) Travis Kvapil 275pts (-533pts)
37. (--) Michael McDowell 115pts (-693pts)
38. (--) Michael Waltrip 102pts (-706pts)
39. (--) Timmy Hill 99pts (-709pts)
40. (--) Scott Speed 91pts (-717pts)
41. (--) Terry Labonte 77pts (-731pts)
42. (--) Ken Schrader 68pts (-740pts)
43. (--) Boris Said 48pts (-760pts)
44. (--) Ron Fellows 31pts (-777pts)
45. (+4) Alex Kennedy 21pts (-787pts)
46. (--) Justin Marks 14pts (-794pts)
47. (--) Victor Gonzalez Jr. 10pts (-798pts)
48. (--) Scott Riggs 10pts (-798pts)
49. (+1) Brian Keselowski 9pts (-799pts)
50. (-2) Tomy Drissi 8pts (-800pts)
51. (--) Jacques Villeneuve 3pts (-805pts)
52. (--) Jason Leffler 1pts (-807pts)

# = Cup series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.


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Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley/CTC Jumpstart Ford, leads Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 PEAK/Duck Dynasty Toyota, to start the race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 11, 2013 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #42 Target Chevrolet SS finished fifth Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Watkins Glen International during the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York. (Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished eighth Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Watkins Glen International during the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York. Johnson continues to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet)
Kurt Busch, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #78 Furniture Row Racing/Denver Mattress Chevrolet SS finished ninth Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Watkins Glen International during the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York. (Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #1 McDonalds/Monopoly Chevrolet SS finished 11th, Kurt Busch, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #78 Furniture Row Racing/Denver Mattress Chevrolet SS finished 9th, and Paul Menard, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #27 Splash/Menards Chevrolet SS finished 17th Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Watkins Glen International during the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York. (Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 11, 2013 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 11, 2013 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images))
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 11, 2013 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, receives a lobster in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Both Johnson and Harvick are in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Belkin/Wemo Chevrolet SS finished in fourth place and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS finished in 2nd place and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished in 26th place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Gordon is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
David Ragan, driver of the #34 Taco Bell Ford, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, are seen on the track after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, loses control of the car after making contact with Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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