Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/18/14

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the Clorox Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2010 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The drivers are headed to Watkins Glen this weekend. The Glen is a 2.45  mile, 11 turn road course, the second on the NASCAR schedule. There are only 43 drivers on the entry list, which means there would be no “go or go home” drivers; all 43 cars will get to race. You can see the entry list for the Finger Lakes 355 here. In last years Watkin’s Glen, Marcos Ambrose beat Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski to the checkered flag in a two lap dash to win his first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race.  It was his first victory in 105 starts in the Cup series. Ambrose said as he pulled into victory lane, “”This is almost surreal.” Ambrose has won all three Nationwide races he’s entered at Watkins Glen, and in three Cup starts here, he’s finished with one second and two thirds, including an impressive drive from last to third in 2008. Watkins Glen is always an exciting race if you like to watch the road courses. They aren’t everyone’s favorites but they sure do keep the NASCAR season inte...
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