WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Marcos Ambrose has won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.
Making his first appearance in four years in a race he has dominated, Ambrose drove a flawless race from the fourth starting position after an early altercation with Kyle Busch, then held off a hard-charging Busch in the closing laps for his fourth straight victory in the event.
Joey Logano finished third, followed by Penske teammate and polesitter Brad Keselowski. Matt Kenseth was fifth as Sprint Cup drivers dominated on the speedy 2.45-mile road course.
Points leader Chase Elliott finished sixth, Ty Dillon was eighth, and Regan Smith had a difficult race and came home 17th. That boosted Elliott's lead in the standings to 12 points over Smith and 13 over Dillon and Elliott Sadler, who was seventh.