BROOKLYN, Mich. — Marcos Ambrose came all the way from Michigan, where he was practicing for Sunday’s Cup race, to win Saturday’s Nationwide race at Montreal, Canada.
“It has been a heck of a day that started with the Cup practice in Michigan at 10 this morning, a helicopter ride, a plane ride here, another helicopter ride, then a boat ride to finally jump in another racecar to come in and finally win this race,” said Ambrose, who had led the most laps in the first four races at Montreal but did not have a win to show for it.
The victory was Ambrose’s fourth in the Nationwide Series and second NASCAR road-course victory in six days — he won his first Sprint Cup Series race Monday at Watkins Glen.
Alex Tagliani came in second, followed by Michael McDowell, Steve Wallace and Canadian J.R. Fitzpatrick. Rounding out the top 10 were Scott Speed, Carl Edwards, on whose plane Ambrose flew to Montreal, Justin Allgaier, Jason Leffler and Elliott Sadler.
Top 10 leaders after 20 of 34:
7. K. Wallace-714
8. S. Wallace-676