Marcos Ambrose overcame Jaques Villeneuve blasting into him, and a series of cautions to win the only Nationwide Race he will be entered in this year.
Ambrose, driving the same paint scheme that he won with last week in the Sprint Cup Series, proved yet again that he's a Road Ringer. I struggle to call Ambrose a full time Nascar driver, as he has been very mediocre at other tracks. The difference between Ambrose and Juan Montoya is that Montoya can win, and runs well at most tracks.
This was a terrible race for Ricky Stenhouse as he was just barely able to hang on to the points lead. It's now a three dog race with Sadler, Sorenson and Stenhouse. Scott Speed had a great run and proved that he's not dead yet. It's time for the magic of road courses to be done until 2012, and I for one will miss them.
Results and more after the jump!
|1||9||9||Marcos Ambrose(i)||Stanley Ford||74||Running|
|2||2||12||Alex Tagliani||Hot Wheels Dodge||74||Running|
|3||5||18||Michael McDowell(i)||Sherwin Williams Toyota||74||Running|
|4||7||66||Steve Wallace||5-hour Energy Toyota||74||Running|
|5||21||67||J R Fitzpatrick||Go Canada Racing Ford||74||Running|
|6||4||33||Scott Speed||Rheem Heating Cooling and Water Heating Chevy||74||Running|
|7||14||60||Carl Edwards(i)||Fastenal Ford||74||Running|
|8||10||31||Justin Allgaier||Florida Gulf Safe Chevy||74||Running|
|9||3||38||Jason Leffler||Great Clips Chevy||74||Running|
|10||16||2||Elliott Sadler||OneMain Financial Chevy||74||Running|
|11||13||5||Ron Fellows||Canadian Tire Chevy||74||Running|
|12||19||11||Brian Scott||Shore Lodge Toyota||74||Running|
|13||15||64||Jason Bowles||Fuel Doctor Toyota||74||Running|
|14||22||97||Kyle Kelley||NEMCO Motorsports Chevy||74||Running|
|15||29||19||Mike Bliss||Del Monte Chevy||74||Running|
|16||24||09||Kenny Wallace||Toyota Toyota||74||Running|
|17||27||01||Mike Wallace||G&K Services Chevy||74||Running|
|18||28||62||Michael Annett||Pilot/Flying J Toyota||74||Running|
|19||34||39||Luis Martinez Jr.||King Taco Ford||74||Running|
|20||20||88||Aric Almirola||Grand Touring Vodka Chevy||74||Running|
|21||36||87||Joe Nemechek||NEMCO Motorsports Toyota||74||Running|
|22||32||15||Timmy Hill #||Rick Ware Racing Ford||74||Running|
|23||17||16||Trevor Bayne||3M Ford||74||Running|
|24||25||7||Danica Patrick||GoDaddy.com Chevy||74||Running|
|25||23||32||Reed Sorenson||Dollar General Chevy||73||Running|
|26||18||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Fastenal Ford||72||Engine|
|27||1||22||Jacques Villeneuve||Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge||72||Running|
|28||41||52||Louis-Philippe Dumoulin||Jimmy Means Motorsports Chevy||72||Running|
|29||35||40||Josh Wise||Key Motorsports Chevy||72||Running|
|30||39||81||Maryeve Dufault||Quebec Dodge Dealers Dodge||69||Running|
|31||6||77||Robby Gordon(i)||MAPEI/Menards/SPEED Energy Dodge||67||Engine|
|32||8||99||Patrick Carpentier||NAPA Auto Parts Toyota||65||Accident|
|33||26||23||Alex Kennedy||Media Master Chevy||64||Suspension|
|34||31||75||Tomy Drissi(i)||Alvin And The Chipmunks-Chipwrecked Ford||64||Rear Gear|
|35||40||28||Derrike Cope||Jay Robinson Racing Dodge||59||Transmission|
|36||33||14||Eric McClure||Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy||54||Running|
|37||12||30||Boris Said(i)||Great Clips Chevy||51||Accident|
|38||38||70||Blake Koch #||Daystar.com Dodge||47||Electrical|
|39||37||51||Jeremy Clements||Clements Racing Engines Chevy||45||Rear Gear|
|40||43||13||DJ Kennington||DrivenMale.com Dodge||28||Suspension|
|41||11||53||Andrew Ranger||Quebec Dodge Dealers Dodge||23||Engine|
|42||42||89||Morgan Shepherd||Victory In Jesus Chevy||5||Start and Park|
|43||30||44||Jeff Green||TriStar Motorsports Chevy||1||Start and Park|
I cannot go an article without talking about Alex Tagliani. Tag had a great run that almost ended with his first Nascar win. It would have been something. Fellow Canadian Patrick Carpentier didn't have quite as good of a run.
|1||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||834||2|
There is still a chance for the top 3 to falter, so Allgaier, Almirola and Leffler are not out of it yet, but time is running out. Sadler will need to crack the win total if he hopes to win the championship.
|9||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||770|
I've decided to omit the top 30, since it has not and will not change for the rest of the year. I could almost omit the top 10 in Owner points as well, since it would take a string of bad races for the #18 team to not win it.
Join us later in the week for a preview of the next event. We are going to Bristol Tennessee for some good old fashioned Short Track Racing. Enjoy!