Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen | Watkins Glen International

WATKINS GLEN, NY - JUNE 29: Boris Said walks through the pits during practice for the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International on June 29, 2012 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images)




As a famous sabre toothed tiger once said, "Who's up for round two!?"

The second of three two road course races is on the slate today. They should have a road race in the Chase but I digress.

Anyway, remember what I said about Carl Edwards yesterday? You know, if he wins the Nationwide race his confidence will be boosted? Well I'd be looking out for him today as a top contender even if he is starting 18th.

Other top contenders for today's race would include Bowyer, Ky. Busch, The Kez, Marcos (AC/DC) Ambrose, and Tony Stewart. O.K. and maybe Boris Said too. I also think that if Earnhardt comes out with a top 10, maybe even a top 15, that would be a good day for him. For some reason he seems to be either really good or really lousy at road courses so to come out just above average would be a good day.

So why do I not have Montoya as a person to watch? Because he hasn't given us anything to watch this year, except maybe for that jet dryer incident. But if he were to make any gains to get his season on track it will be here today at The Glen as he is a bit of a road racing ace himself.

Starting line-up is after the jump. See you on the other side.

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 127.020 69.438 Leader
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 126.928 69.488 -0.050
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's Cortez Silver 126.925 69.490 -0.052
4 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 126.626 69.654 -0.216
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 126.524 69.710 -0.272
6 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 126.312 69.827 -0.389
7 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 126.150 69.917 -0.479
8 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 126.061 69.966 -0.528
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 126.049 69.973 -0.535
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 125.959 70.023 -0.585
11 98 Michael McDowell Ford TRAQM.com 125.713 70.160 -0.722
12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 125.643 70.199 -0.761
13 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 125.612 70.216 -0.778
14 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 125.518 70.269 -0.831
15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 125.516 70.270 -0.832
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew 125.500 70.279 -0.841
17 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 125.420 70.324 -0.886
18 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 125.409 70.330 -0.892
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 125.389 70.341 -0.903
20 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 125.339 70.369 -0.931
21 195 Scott Speed Ford TWD 125.334 70.372 -0.934
22 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Rheem 125.199 70.448 -1.010
23 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 125.080 70.515 -1.077
24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Ford EcoBoost 124.917 70.607 -1.169
25 32 Boris Said Ford HendrickCars.com 124.791 70.678 -1.240
26 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Miller Welders / Freightliner 124.715 70.721 -1.283
27 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services 124.455 70.869 -1.431
28 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 124.208 71.010 -1.572
29 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 124.187 71.022 -1.584
30 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 124.131 71.054 -1.616
31 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 124.108 71.067 -1.629
32 34 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Coatings / Al's Liners 123.868 71.205 -1.767
33 55 Brian Vickers Toyota My Classic Garage 123.710 71.296 -1.858
34 38 David Gilliland Ford ModSpace 123.576 71.373 -1.935
35 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 123.471 71.434 -1.996
36 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota Genny Light / AM-FM Energy 123.436 71.454 -2.016
37 10 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 123.270 71.550 -2.112
38 26 Josh Wise* Ford MDS Transport 122.531 71.982 -2.544
39 33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet Little Joes
Autos.com
122.335 72.097 -2.659
40 119 Chris Cook Toyota Plinker Tactical 118.879 74.193 -4.755
41 249 Jason Leffler Toyota America Israel Racing 118.742 74.279 -4.841
42 93 Travis Kvapil+ Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper - - -
43 30 Patrick Long Toyota Inception Motorsports 117.551 75.031 -5.593
+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie
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