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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

On the first green-white-checker restart, Kyle Busch overdrove turn 1, was unable to keep his car in the preferred groove on exit, and opened the door for Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose to slip by. That left the two of them to settle the win amongst themselves; through the bus stop, Ambrose pounced, making the pass and riding off into the sunset for his first career Cup win.

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Mirror Driving: The Death Of Road Ringers, The Great Rain Debate, And Truck Talk

*Goodyear says that the company could easily make a rain tire that could stand up to the pounding of the Sprint Cup cars. So is it time to bite the bullet and race in the rain at the road courses… ensuring that the teams and fans will not have to return on Monday to fit the race in?* Amy: Hell yes. Every other major racing series in the world runs rain tires. Bryan: Bring on the rain tires. Montreal was great. Tell Goodyear to get off their butts and get developing. Beth: Absolutely! It worked just fine in Nationwide last year.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

Marcos Ambrose’s aggression, especially on the road courses, is no secret. Still, it was apparently news to Kyle Busch. Busch, who was leading with less than 20 laps to go, was chugging along the backstretch towards the “bus stop” chicane, only to have Ambrose dive bomb the entry to the turn. Ambrose’s perfectly executed move left Busch visibly shaken; instead of a usual brash trading of paint, Busch instead slowed in the chicane’s runoff straightaway, allowing Ambrose to pass before taking back to the track. And while he managed to finish second behind the Aussie, Busch was none too happy with Ambrose’s aggression on the track. Said Ambrose, “I had to surprise him. And I did.”

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