Originally written August 12, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Watkins Glen International turned into a 2.45-mile slip-and-slide Sunday as NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers attempted to avoid oil and rain. But Marcos Ambrose used his stellar road-course skills -- and a little luck -- in an effort to find a dry line with maximum grip on a track that was less than satisfactory after the No. 47 Toyota coated the surface with oil. And when the track wasn't sufficient, Ambrose moved to the grass -- and everywhere in between -- to hold off Brad Keselowski at the finish. "It was absolute chaos at the end," Ambrose said. While Ambrose said he was "the first one to slip in the oil," Kyle Busch slid sideways entering the first turn on the last lap. After contact with Busch, Keselowski took the lead with Ambrose directly behind him. The contest became not which driver had the dominant car but which could avoid the oil. "You couldn't see where the oil was at," Ambrose said. "If it was a black streak, it would be OK....
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