[media-credit name=”Credit: By Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images” align=”alignright” width=”232″][/media-credit]Watkins Glen, NY- Sunday afternoon, Australian driver Marcos Ambrose was looking to defend his 2011 win at Watkins Glen. It looked as if Ambrose was going to finish third until the last lap turned chaotic.
“It was absolutely chaos at the end,” Ambrose said. “I had really burned off the brakes. I couldn’t figure out where the oil was coming from. It was just absolutely crazy at the end.”I managed to fight my way past Brad and then I tried to chase Kyle down, but he wasn’t making any mistakes and he had a fast car. I just burned my stuff up trying to get to him. I was thinking, ‘OK, it may be second place here.’ But then the oil came down and I slipped to third and I thought, ‘That’s not the plan.’ So I just put my head down and just kept trying.”
Kyle Busch, who lead at the white flag, looked like he was going to win. He dominated the entire race until oil on the track sent the No.18 car spinning on the last lap. That allowed Keselowski to take the lead and Ambrose to take second.
“Kyle hit the oil. The 47 broke. You can see him, he just went by smoking. He left oil down all over the track. Kyle hit the oil and it allowed Keselowski to get to us.” Busch’s crew chief Dave Rogers said.
Ambrose and Keselowski, taking advantage of Kyle’s spin, battled for the last lap lead and the race win. Marcos held on to the lead to win followed by a hard charging Brad Keselowki, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Sam Hornish Jr.