NASCAR: Watch Crazy Final Laps as Marcos Ambrose Finally Wins at Montreal

Luke KrmpotichContributor IIAugust 20, 2011

In a crazy finish that saw multiple spins, brake problems and tire issues for his competitors, Marcos Ambrose pulled away from the field and won his second consecutive NASCAR race.

After coming up just short in previous Nationwide races at the 2.71-mile Montreal road course, Ambrose finally got his due just six days after notching his first career Sprint Cup victory at the Watkins Glen road course.

Ambrose was forced to start in the back since he couldn't make it to the track for qualifying, but he quickly worked his way through the field.

However, after working his way near the lead in the second half of the race, Ambrose was spun out by Jacques Villenueve. He had to make an extra pit stop, but Ambrose went to work harder than ever, at one point passing eight drivers in a single lap.

But once Ambrose finally made it to the lead, he made it look relatively easy the rest of the way as the field behind him fell to pieces, quite literally in some cases. In the final laps alone, Danica Patrick, Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola, Brian Scott and other drivers had significant issues.

Robby Gordon led five laps in a rare Nationwide start and was running in the top five within ten laps of the finish, but contact with Alex Tagliani caused a break in an oil line and ended his race. Tagliani, the highest-finishing Canadian driver, led 11 laps and finished second.

Jacques Villenueve led the most laps of any driver, but finished two laps down in 27th after the contact with Ambrose ruined his race car.

Michael McDowell finished third, Steve Wallace earned a career-best fourth-place finish, and J.R. Fitzpatrick rounded out the top five.