Watkins Glen Wrap-Up: Redemption For Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski with two to go to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International.

Flashback to last year’s race at The Glen, when Keselowski turned Busch with two to go as the field raced around an oil-covered track. Keselowski went on to finish runner-up to Marcos Ambrose in that race, with Busch falling to seventh.

In Sunday’s race, however, Keselowski decided against wrecking Busch and would settle for his third straight runner-up finish at the 2.45-mile road-course.

Sonoma winner Martin Truex Jr. finished third followed by Carl Edwards and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Ambrose, who was seeking his third consecutive victory at Watkins Glen, dominated the first half of Sunday’s race but was forced to pit under caution on lap 61, handing the lead to Busch. Ambrose restarted 12th and was unable to work his way through traffic, ultimately seeing his hopes at a three-peat end after a vicious crash through the esses.

Several other drivers were unable to make their mark on the second and final road-course race of the season, and will have to wait another year before they have a shot at redemption.