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08/12/11
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Ambrose top final Cup practice at The Glen
Marcos Ambrose paced the final Sprint Cup practice at Watkins Glen International.

Ambrose's lap of 126.604 mph Friday afternoon was a touch faster than Penske Racing's Kurt Busch (125.795) and points leader Carl Edwards (125.761).

Brad Keselowski (125.722) and Martin Truex Jr. (125.636) rounded out the top five.

Matt Kenseth and Robby Gordon got together early in the final 80-minute Cup practice with Gordon’s car suffering damage to its right rear quarter panel. Kenseth locked up the brakes on his car and suffered left front fender damage.

David Ragan got loose and spun entering the chicane later in the session.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. also spun late getting into Turn 1. Junior suffered no significant damage to his car.

Results

Pos

Car Driver Team Time Speed Gap Diff
1 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 69.666 126.604 ---.--- ---.---
2 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 70.114 125.795 -0.448 -0.448
3 99 Carl Edwards Ortho Home Defense Max Ford 70.133 125.761 -0.467 -0.019
4 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 70.155 125.722 -0.489 -0.022
5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 70.203 125.636 -0.537 -0.048
6 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 70.382 125.316 -0.716 -0.179
7 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 70.557 125.005 -0.891 -0.175
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 70.683 124.782 -1.017 -0.126
9 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 70.741 124.680 -1.075 -0.058
10 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 70.797 124.582 -1.131 -0.056
11 71 Andy Lally # Interstate Moving Services Ford 70.917 124.371 -1.251 -0.120
12 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 70.942 124.327 -1.276 -0.025
13 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet 70.951 124.311 -1.285 -0.009
14 *37 Scott Speed(i) Green Stuff Absorbent Ford 70.987 124.248 -1.321 -0.036
15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 71.090 124.068 -1.424 -0.103
16 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 71.103 124.045 -1.437 -0.013
17 47 Bobby Labonte CapitalDPO Toyota 71.136 123.988 -1.470 -0.033
18 *7 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Dodge 71.152 123.960 -1.486 -0.016
19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 71.267 123.760 -1.601 -0.115
20 16 Greg Biffle Valvoline Ford 71.298 123.706 -1.632 -0.031
21 34 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 71.304 123.696 -1.638 -0.006
22 *55 JJ Yeley Front Row Motorsports Ford 71.417 123.500 -1.751 -0.113
23 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 71.474 123.402 -1.808 -0.057
24 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 71.477 123.396 -1.811 -0.003
25 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 71.489 123.376 -1.823 -0.012
26 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 71.502 123.353 -1.836 -0.013
27 *66 Michael McDowell HP Racing, LLC Toyota 71.511 123.338 -1.845 -0.009
28 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 71.518 123.326 -1.852 -0.007
29 51 Boris Said Phoenix Construction/Thank A Teacher 71.555 123.262 -1.889 -0.037
30 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 71.579 123.220 -1.913 -0.024
31 39 Ryan Newman U.S. ARMY Chevrolet 71.618 123.153 -1.952 -0.039
32 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 71.621 123.148 -1.955 -0.003
33 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet 71.627 123.138 -1.961 -0.006
34 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevrolet 71.660 123.081 -1.994 -0.033
35 *35 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 71.679 123.049 -2.013 -0.019
36 *77 PJ Jones(i) GNC/SPEED Energy Dodge 71.776 122.882 -2.110 -0.097
37 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 71.799 122.843 -2.133 -0.023
38 *87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 71.834 122.783 -2.168 -0.035
39 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 71.896 122.677 -2.230 -0.062
40 36 Ron Fellows(i) Golden Corral Chevrolet 71.988 122.520 -2.322 -0.092
41 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 72.156 122.235 -2.490 -0.168
42 *46 Brian Simo Fisher Nuts Ford 72.312 121.971 -2.646 -0.156
43 *50 T J Bell Green Smoke Chevrolet 72.348 121.911 -2.682 -0.036
44 *38 Terry Labonte Long John Silver's Ford 72.475 121.697 -2.809 -0.127
45 32 Andrew Ranger(i) Bully Hill Vineyards Ford 72.614 121.464 -2.948 -0.139
46 *60 Mike Skinner(i) Big Red Toyota 72.670 121.371 -3.004 -0.056

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