Ambrose Wins the Glen - Good on ya, mate!
Running a day late after Sunday's rainout, Australian Marcos Ambrose kept his confidence high and drove his Stanley Tools Ford to victory lane, sealing the deal and winning his first Sprint Cup event.
Ambrose earned his spurs in Sprint Cup when he rolled the dice last season to take a spot with troubled Richard Petty Motorsports. That risky decision bore fruit today when he beat the field to the checkered flag.
"This time last year I didn't know what I was going to be doing." Ambrose reflected on the situation. "I didn't know I was going to be in the Cup Series. Took some chances, was on the roller coaster with the whole Petty team when it went through the changes the end of last year, and to get into victory lane is just a dream come true on behalf of Ford and Stanley and DeWalt and all the other partners that make this 9 team run. I've just got to thank them and hopefully we can get back to victory lane again soon."
Ambrose muscled his way past Brad Keselowski on the first lap of a green-white-checker restart and led the final two circuits for the win. Meanwhile, just behind, drivers David Reutiman and David Ragan had a frightenting altercation. Reutiman's 00 Toyota slammed hard into the barriers and tumbled along the racetrack bringing out a last lap caution.
It was a crash filled event starting with Denny Hamlin's hard crash into the turn one wall on lap 66. Later, with just six laps remaining, Paul Menard crashed in the esses leaving debris all along the track.
At the flag it was Marcos Ambrose, Brad Keselowski for second, Kyle Busch in third, then Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano rounding out the top five. Kevin Harvick took sixth, Juan Pablo Montoya seventh, followed by A.J. Allmendinger, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson in tenth.Continued on the next page