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Ambrose wins Montreal Nationwide race

NASCAR
Saturday, August 20, 2011

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Marcos Ambrose
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Five years ago, Marcos Ambrose came all the way from Tasmania. Saturday morning, he came all the way from Michigan. Then, in the afternoon, on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Ambrose came all the way from the back of the pack to finally win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Not only was Ambrose able to battle from the back of the field where he was forced to start because he was not able to qualify Friday, but he also was able to recover from a restart incident with pole-stitter and local favorite Jacques Villeneuve to earn his fourth Nationwide Series victory.

Villeneuve's teammate at Penske Racing, IndyCar Series regular and fellow Quebecois Alex Tagliani, came in second while Michael McDowell, Steve Wallace and Canadian J.R. Fitzpatrick rounded out the top five.

Ambrose, who won last week in the Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen, was qualifying his Cup car Friday at Michigan International Speedway for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. The win at Watkins Glen was his first in the Cup Series. His previous three Nationwide wins also were at Watkins Glen.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 9 009 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 0 74 Running
2 2 12 Alex Tagliani Dodge Hot Wheels 43/1 74 Running
3 5 18 Michael McDowell Toyota Sherwin-Williams / Fix Auto 0 74 Running
4 7 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 40/0 74 Running
5 21 167 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford Go Canada Racing 39/0 74 Running
6 4 33 Scott Speed Chevrolet Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Heating 39/1 74 Running
7 14 60 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 0 74 Running
8 10 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Florida Gulf Safe 36/0 74 Running
9 3 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet Great Clips 36/1 74 Running
10 16 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 34/0 74 Running
11 13 5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Canadian Tire 34/1 74 Running
12 19 11 Brian Scott Toyota Shore Lodge 32/0 74 Running
13 15 164 Jason Bowles Toyota Fuel Doctor 31/0 74 Running
14 22 97 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet Jamison 30/0 74 Running
15 29 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Del Monte 29/0 74 Running
16 24 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 28/0 74 Running
17 27 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet G&K Services 27/0 74 Running
18 28 62 Michael Annett Toyota Pilot Flying J 26/0 74 Running
19 34 39 Luis Martinez Jr. Ford King Taco 25/0 74 Running
20 20 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Grand Touring Vodka 24/0 74 Running
21 14 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota DAB Constructors 23/0 74 Running
22 32 15 Timmy Hill * Ford FW1 / FastWax.com 22/0 74 Running
23 17 16 Trevor Bayne Ford 3M 21/0 74 Running
24 25 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 20/0 74 Running
25 23 32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Dollar General 19/0 73 Running
26 18 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fastenal 18/0 72 Engine
27 1 22 Jacques Villeneuve Dodge Discount Tire / Ruby Tuesday 19/2 72 Running
28 41 52 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin Chevrolet HairFax.com / Maskimo / DaVinci 16/0 72 Running
29 35 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet Key Motorsports 15/0 72 Running
30 39 81 Maryeve Dufault Dodge Quebec Dodge Dealer Association 14/0 69 Running
31 6 277 Robby Gordon Dodge Mapei / Menards / Speed Energy 0 67 Engine
32 8 99 Patrick Carpentier Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 12/0 65 Accident
33 26 23 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet Media Master / St. Baldrick's Foundation 11/0 64 Susp.
34 46 141 Tomy Drissi Ford "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" 0 64 Rear Gear
35 40 28 Derrike Cope Dodge Maxelence.com 9/0 59 Transmission
36 33 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty BlackOut / Reynolds 8/0 54 Running
37 12 30 Boris Said Chevrolet Great Clips 0 51 Accident
38 38 70 Blake Koch * Dodge Daystar.com 6/0 47 Electrical
39 37 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Clements Racing Engines 5/0 45 Rear Gear
40 43 113 D.J. Kennington Dodge drivenmale.com / DriverBoutique.com 4/0 28 Susp.
41 11 153 Andrew Ranger Dodge Quebec Dodge Dealer Association 3/0 23 Engine
42 42 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 2/0 5 Engine
43 30 44 Jeff Green Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 1/0 1 Brakes

* Denotes Rookie



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