Sunday at Watkins Glen International produced rain without a red flag, and a wild finish that saw Marcos Ambrose go from third to first in the first-ever last-lap pass for a NASCAR win at Watkins Glen.
The twisting turns and pounding curbs took their toll on the machinery of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. No fewer than 11 drivers recorded DNFs, and many were the result of broken machinery brought on by the demanding race.
Kyle Busch led the most laps on the day but failed to make his way around one last time to claim victory. Oil on the track caused each of the leaders to fight for grip on the final circuit of the course, and Busch was the unluckiest as he lost traction and the gap after he and Brad Keselowski touched. Sitting in the perfect position, ready to pounce, was Ambrose. He avoided a spinning Busch and then set his sights on charging down Keselowski.
Those two were the last men standing for the final two-thirds of a lap, and each did his best to forcibly move the other ...