Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 8/13/12

FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 08: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the Little Debbie Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi Max 400 on October 8, 2010 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
In the final laps at Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, Marcos Ambrose's chances for the checkered flag looked slim.  After passing Brad Keselowski to move into second and staying neck-and-neck with the leader Kyle Busch, Keselowski got by Ambrose.

At this time, Bobby LaBonte's engine sprung an oil leak, spewing the slippery black gold all over the racing surface and that's when things got real fun.

The trio of drivers at the head of the pack drove into the final lap on a surface that was more slip-n-slide than asphalt.  The oil slicks were virtually invisible to the naked eye and turned the race into boardwalk bumper cars.

Even if you don't follow NASCAR, the final lap was worth watching for the wildest finish in recent  memory— as the cars criss-crossed each other, banged bumpers,  hit the grass and spun out.



The crazy finish will be followed by a critical debate on whether NASCAR's decision not to throw a caution for the oil on the already contentious track was wrong.

Afterwards, most of the racers talked about the track condition except Busch who angrily said, "I have nothing nice to say."

"I was the first one to slip in the oil and it was getting worse and worse," said Ambrose.  "It's just awesome fun and that's the way racing should be and we got the No. 9 Stanley Ford in Victory Lane."

NASCAR said they didn't have a confirmed report of oil on the track and that none of their spotters noticed any oil.

Oh yeah, Ambrose won the race for the second time.

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