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Centurion Boats At The Glen Preview

Posted by Matt on August 12, 2007

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Road races seem to be more predictable, at times, and it looks as if the Watkins Glen race of 2007 will be no different as rain washed out qualifying making the current points standings the starting grid for today’s race.  This means that all of NASCAR’s big guns start at the top, including road-race aficionados Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

Starting Grid (ESPN.com)

What to watch for:

  • The battle between the “bubble teams” for the “Chase for the Cup” in Dale Earnhardt, Junior (13th – one spot out) and Kurt Busch (12th – last in).  Junior is just seven points out of “The Chase.”
  • Robby Gordon starts 29th in today’s road race after the now-infamous incident at the Busch Series road race last week in Canada where he seeminlgy wrecked Marcos Ambrose that earned Gordon a fine of $35,000, a suspension from last week’s race at Pocono, and a probation that warned Robby any other malicious on-track behavior will earn him an indefinite suspension.

Predictions: 

Winner: 

Tony Stewart – #20 Home Depot Chevrolet – Joe Gibbs Racing (Stewart starts 5th after finishing 6th at the road race at Sonoma earlier this season; Tony has three of the last five wins here at Watkins Glen and has quite a large amount of road race experience; Stewart comes in very strong with two wins in the last three races) 

Others To Watch For:

Jeff Gordon – #24 DuPont Chevrolet (Gordon starts on the Pole and finished a stunning 7th after starting 41st at the Sonoma race; Gordon also has had a very strong season and is in contention for every race)

Juan Pablo Montoya – #42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge – Chip Ganassi Racing (J.P. won the road race in Sonoma this year from the 32nd position and starts much closer to the top in the 18th position for today’s race; Montoya is a road race expert and should be in contention throughout the day)

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