After dominating the Watkins Glen race in NASCAR for the last two years, Marcos Ambrose was unable to finish the race this year after coming across some bad luck.
Tasmanian Marcos Ambrose had a tough day behind the wheel at Watkins Glen, being taken out of contention for the race with six laps to go.
The Sprint Cup regular won the race in the last two years, and was looking on the money to make it three in a row for the Richard Petty Motorsports team.
Starting from pole position, Ambrose took the lead early on and had control of the race for 51 laps, until an incident occurred on the track when Ambrose was taking his pit-stop.
The #9 Stanley Ford driver was then stuck in pit-lane, causing Ambrose to fall back through the field.
Running outside the top 10 after a race restart, a suspected mechanical fault saw the 36-year-old struggle for pace, forcing him into the wall on the run through turns 2-3-4.
Ambrose was clearly frustrated by the racing incident, chucking his steering wheel inside the cabin of the car, then throwing his helmet against his Ford.
The New York race also saw another past V8 Supercar driver make the field, with Australian Owen Kelly finishing 24th, stating he lost positions due to Ambrose’s crash.
Kelly is set to race again in the Nationwide series with Joe Gibbs Racing, running at the Mid-Ohio circuit next weekend.
After having an unfortunate end to the race last year, Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski to claim a thrilling win.
|3||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||90||22:27:56|
|5||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevrolet||90||22:27:56|
|18||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||90||22:27:56|
|30||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||85||5 Laps|
|33||David Stremme||Toyota||83||7 Laps|
|34||Kasey Kahne||Chevrolet||82||8 Laps|
|35||Ron Fellows||Chevrolet||74||16 Laps|
|36||Jeff Gordon||Chevrolet||65||25 Laps|