When Kyle Busch won at Infineon Raceway back in June, he did it from the 30th starting position and used some crafty pit strategy to gain the lead and some patient driving to hold on to it. On Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Busch started from the pole in the Centurion Boats at The Glen and drove a flawless race to sweep the two Sprint Cup road course races in 2008. The victory was his eighth in Sprint Cup and he becomes the first NASCAR driver to win three road-course races in one season. He also won the Nationwide Series road race in Mexico City and finished second in the Nationwide event Saturday at Watkins Glen.
A violent multi-car accident at the exit of turn 11 on lap 83 of the 90-lap event brought out a red flag that lasted almost 45 minutes. Bobby Labonte, who was one of 10 drivers involved in the wreck, was reportedly taken to an area hospital. NASCAR.com reported that team vice president Robbie Loomis said the driver was complaining of discomfort in his rib and abdominal area, but did not believe he was seriously hurt.
Tony Stewart was second behind Busch at the restart with four laps to go, but never challenged for the lead and matched his result from last week in Pocono. Marcos Ambrose, who started 43rd, finished third in his third career Cup race and Juan Pablo Montoya finished fourth. Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five.
Full results can be found here and updated points standings are here.
-- Michele Vincze
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