The Pit Stop

August 29, 2010 6:37 PM

Boris Finally Gets His Win

Boris Said Montreal.jpg In a major fight for the poll for the final road course race of the year Marcos Ambrose was able to beat Jacques Villeneuve.

"Really good Gamestop Toyota," said Joey Logano. "Pretty excited about today," said Brad Keselowski. "Got a great car," said Marcos Ambrose.

The race started off with lots of caution time. The first caution came on lap three for debris. Lap eight saw the next caution as Brian Scott spins out taking Alex Kennedy with him. Lap 12 saw caution three as Joe Nemechek spins out taking with him Tony Raines, Rickey Stenhouse Jr. and more cars. Rickey stated that he slowed down, but he thought he got into Robby Gordon. This caution though did bring many cars down pit road for fuel including Carl Edwards who stopped more than once to top off on fuel.

After a lengthy cleanup the racing started again, but it did not last long. At lap 19 Ron Fellows dumps Steven Wallace. Steven comes down for car service, but at lap 21 brings out the caution as his car dumps oil on the track. This caution was the one that finally brought in Marcos Ambrose who at the time was leading every single lap up to this point. Marcos restarted the race at 14th place while Jacques was one spot behind him.

This wound up putting Robby Gordon into the lead for the first time today. After the green flag drops we get the first long green flag run that sees Marcos going three wide to pass some cars as he starts to pass at least one car a lap to get to the leader of the race. Robby led until lap 29 as Carl Edwards was finally able to get the race lead. At lap 33 Jacques Villeneuve wound up spinning out Boris Said who was making a big move to the froint. Marcos though was closing up in a hurry to race leader Carl at this time.

Lap 36 saw finally saw Marcos get the lead back, but he was then complaining of some voltage issues. Five laps go by and Carl on the long straight-away passed Marcos for the race lead.

Around lap 42 cars started to pit. Macros came down three laps later for service, but had a very long stop to replace the battery in his car. Brad Keselowski did get to lead a lap during this time. When the pit stops finally ended Carl Edwards was back in the lead of the race. With 23 laps left Patrick Carpentier winds up going behind the wall. Then in a few laps Marcos went behind the wall for good. "Bad day for us," said Marcos. He also stated that he did turn off the fans in the car.

Carl Edwards at this time was leading Robby Gordon who was in second place by a few seconds. In third place was Jacques Villenuve who was around seven seconds back. The caution finally comes out with nine laps left as Michael Annett and his car crashes.

Right after the caution came out the rear trackbar on the Carl Edwards car breaks. The caution though does bring in Jacques for fuel. Robby Gordon is left with the race lead while Max Papis is in second.

With six laps left we got one wild restart. Robby Gordon taps Max Papis and both cars both wind up going off the course. Then Jason Leffler winds up spinning out. Tayler Malsam and Colin Braun also wind up in the mess.
This time with three laps left we get a clean restart and Robby continues to lead the race. With two laps left Trevor Bayne hard hits into the wall, then Jason Leffler crashes which winds up brining out the caution.

This wound up brining out the green/white checker finish, but before that they had to bring out the red flag to clean up the track. After 12 plus minutes they got back to racing. When the green flag finally dropped Boris Said finally got the lead of the race. Around a half a lap in and Robby Gordon finally runs out of fuel. With the final lap started Max Papis was all over Boris for the race lead. Jacques Villeneuve though tried one major move to get second but could not do it.

Then late in the final lap Max Papis made the move to take the lead from Boris, but with one turn left Boris was able get side by side with Max for the race win. Boris had just enough speed in the car to beat him by a bumper. The win marks the first one ever for Boris in the NASCAR Nationwide series.

"The race is so tough," said Boris Said. "Saved our breaks at the end."

"Congrats to Boris," said Max Papis. He went on to thank Kevin for putting him in this car.

"The car was quick enough," said Jacques Villeneuve.

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