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Watkins Glen: Stewart And Ambrose Lead The Pack, But Check Out Hamlin

Can Marcos Ambrose find redemption from the blunder that cost him the race in Sonoma earlier this year?

According to NASCAR's driver rating, there's a pretty good chance. Ambrose ranks second among all drivers at Watkins Glen International, behind only last year's winner Tony Stewart.

Jimmie Johnson ranks third despite never having won at the Glen, and Kyle Busch (who swept the road courses in 2008) is fourth.

Among the surprises: Denny Hamlin is ranked higher than Juan Pablo Montoya, and Carl Edwards is ahead of both Robby Gordon and Jeff Gordon.

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Watkins Glen International
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Driver Rating
Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
Number of Races: 5
Rank	Car	    Driver	Avg Finish	High	AVG DRIVER RATING
1	14	Tony Stewart	1.4	150.0	135.0
2	47	Marcos Ambrose	2.5	119.2	106.9
3	48	Jimmie Johnson	8.8	117.7	106.5
4	18	Kyle Busch	10.8	145.1	104.9
5	11	Denny Hamlin	7.5	123.8	104.6
6	42	Juan Montoya	16.3	110.4	101.4
7	2	Kurt Busch	17.2	116.5	99.4
8	99	Carl Edwards	8.8	105.2	91.4
9	7	Robby Gordon	11.2	119.0	89.2
10	24	Jeff Gordon	20.4	131.6	88.9
11	29	Kevin Harvick	18.6	126.4	88.7
12	1	M Truex Jr.	16.8	110.4	83.1
13	26	Jamie McMurray	21.2	103.6	80.4
14	44	AJ Allmendinger	12.0	86.0	79.4
15	33	Clint Bowyer	15.5	86.9	77.7
16	08	Boris Said	21.2	113.6	77.6
17	39	Ryan Newman	19.6	114.0	76.7
18	88	D Earnhardt Jr.	26.2	99.3	75.2
19	17	Matt Kenseth	15.4	81.2	74.5
20	16	Greg Biffle	22.4	111.9	73.7
21	31	Jeff Burton	29.8	95.0	72.5
21	07	Casey Mears	21.4	87.8	72.5
23	83	Brian Vickers	18.8	92.6	72.1
24	13	Max Papis	25.5	102.6	72.0
25	19	Elliott Sadler	16.6	83.7	71.3
26	9	Kasey Kahne	19.2	85.5	71.3
27	5	Mark Martin	16.7	107.4	70.8
28	09	Ron Fellows	20.6	96.2	69.5
29	00	M McDowell	25.0	63.2	63.2
30	98	Paul Menard	24.4	78.6	60.7
31	55	Patrick Carpentier	25.0	71.9	60.4
32	20	Joey Logano	16.0	58.9	58.9
33	78	Joe Nemechek	29.7	93.6	57.9
33	18	J.J. Yeley	25.5	65.1	57.9
35	12	David Stremme	23.5	61.1	56.0
36	01	Regan Smith	37.0	54.6	54.6
37	71	Andy Lally	27.0	54.0	54.0
38	82	Scott Speed	22.0	52.5	52.5
39	96	Bobby Labonte	29.2	63.0	52.0
40	55	Michael Waltrip	38.7	70.1	51.1
41	38	David Gilliland	36.5	58.8	50.1
42	0	Mike Bliss	26.0	45.7	45.7
43	70	Johnny Sauter	23.0	45.5	45.5
44	43	Reed Sorenson	25.5	60.5	45.3
45	19	Bill Elliott	27.0	44.2	44.2
46	00	David Reutimann	29.0	55.7	42.8
47	77	Sam Hornish Jr.	34.0	45.5	42.2
48	34	Brian Simo	41.0	41.6	41.6
49	04	P.J. Jones	36.3	53.7	41.2
50	8	Aric Almirola	35.0	40.6	40.6
51	28	Travis Kvapil	38.0	47.4	39.6
52	6	David Ragan	28.7	41.4	38.7
53	66	Dave Blaney	38.4	41.4	36.8
54	66	Scott Riggs	29.3	46.9	36.6
55	34	John Andretti	30.0	34.1	34.1
56	37	Tony Ave	43.0	27.8	27.8