Published on August 10th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith0
Ambrose Wins Zippo 200 at the Glen
Marcos Ambrose made a daring move entering the bus stop to pass Kyle Busch in the Zippo 200 at the Glen. He then held off Busch and Carl Edwards on two restarts to win the Nationwide Series race for the second year in a row.
Top 5: Ambrose, Busch, Edwards, Kevin Harvick, and Ron Fellows.
Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, David Ragan, Brad Keselowski, and Scott Speed rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Boris Said (11th), Steve Wallace (12th), Robby Gordon (14th), Jeffrey Earnhardt (24th), Paul Menard (29th), Joey Logano (33rd), Denny Hamlin (34th), Ryan Newman (35th), and Brian Vickers (37th).
Robby Gordon and Joey Logano had a few incidents during the race. Gordon appeared to get loose going into Turn 1, and got into Logano, which cut Gordon’s tire down. Gordon then brushed the wall and sustained damage to the right front of his car but was able to continue.
With 11 laps to go, Tony Raines spun. Shortly after that, Gordon got into Logano, sending Logano off course and into a tire barrier. As Logano tried to make his way back, his car was shooting off flames, so he stopped on track and climbed out of the car. His day was over. He finished 33rd. Gordon was able to continue. He finshed 14th.
Apparently, we got in a little grudge match after I cut down his tire. … It’s a pretty raw deal. You can’t fix stupid, it’s forever. You put that in your memory bank.
Gordon responded saying:
We both had good cars and were just trying to improve our finishing position for the day. After the bus stop chicane, Joey wrecked the No. 34 of Tony Raines. This contact allowed me to get underneath him in Turn 9. He saw that I was going to pass him for the Lucky Dog position, so he tried to block me. This maneuver resulted in his right rear tire connecting with my left front. From there, I felt he would be okay because he was in the section where the outer loop was. Rather than going down the inner loop, he decided to cut across the grass, hitting the tire barrier.