Ambrose wins Watkins Glen Pole

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WATKINS GLEN, NY (TheSpread) – Marcos Ambrose improved his chances at winning the Cheez-It 355 on Saturday, claiming the pole for Sunday’s race.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ambrose is the favorite to win this race, as he has 5/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (6/1) and Brad Keselowski (7/1).

Ambrose is a road course specialist. He is currently 22nd in the point standings, 272 points out of first. He has yet to get a win or a top 5 this year. Ambrose has two wins at Watkins Glen and his average finish at the track is 2.0. His driver rating there is 120.1, which ranks second in the series.

Kyle Busch is sixth in the current standings, 126 points out of first place. Busch has two wins and nine top 5s this year. Kyle Busch has one win and three top 5s at this track. His average finish at Watkins Glen is 9.0 while his driver rating is 110.2, which ranks fourth in the series. Busch will start fifth on Sunday.

Keselowski will start from the eighth position on Sunday. He is currently 12th in the point standings, 180 points out of first. He is winless on the year with six top 5s. Keselowski is winless at this track, but has an average finish of 8.0 and a driver rating of 101.7, which ranks sixth in the series.

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The Cheez-It 355 at The Glen will take place Sunday, August 11 at 1:19PM ET from Watkins Glen International. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen – 2013 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen – Watkins Glen International – Sunday, August 11

Marcos Ambrose 5/2

Kyle Busch 6/1

Brad Keselowski 7/1

Martin Truex Jr 8/1

Kurt Busch 8/1

Clint Bowyer 8/1

Juan Montoya 10/1

Jimmie Johnson 18/1

AJ Allmendinger 18/1

Carl Edwards 22/1

Jeff Gordon 25/1

Jamie McMurray 25/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Kevin Harvick 30/1

Paul Menard 50/1

Matt Kenseth 50/1

Ryan Newman 50/1

Denny Hamlin 60/1

Brian Vickers 60/1

Greg Biffle 75/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 100/1

Boris Said 100/1

Ron Fellows 200/1

Jeff Burton 200/1

Owen Kelly 300/1

Danica Patrick 500/1

Aric Almirola 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 75/1

Qualifying Results

1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 128.241.

2. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 127.958.

3. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 127.462.

4. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 127.433.

5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127.4.

6. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 127.374.

7. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 127.146.

8. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 127.141.

9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.111.

10. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 127.038.

11. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 126.932.

12. (35) Michael McDowell, Ford, 126.823.

13. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.813.

14. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.766.

15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 126.515.

16. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 126.464.

17. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.377.

18. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.357.

19. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 126.321.

20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.209.

21. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 126.124.

22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 126.086.

23. (51) Owen Kelly, Chevrolet, 126.011.

24. (33) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 125.924.

25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 125.876.

26. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 125.711.

27. (32) Boris Said, Ford, 125.707.

28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 125.591.

29. (14) Max Papis, Chevrolet, 125.589.

30. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 124.89.

31. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 124.848.

32. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 124.793.

33. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 124.576.

34. (36) Victor Gonzalez Jr., Chevrolet, 123.878.

35. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 123.75.

36. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 123.708.

37. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, Owner Points.

38. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points.

39. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points.

40. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

41. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

42. (87) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (52) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, Owner Points.

2013 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Information

Race Date: Sunday, August 11

Location: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY

Pre-Race: 12PM ET

Green Flag: 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Road Course (90 laps)

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