NASCAR At Watkins Glen Results 2012: Jeff Gordon Spins Out On FInal Lap During Wild Finish

The last thing that Jeff Gordon needed heading into Watkins Glen on Sunday was more bad luck. At least for a change in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Gordon wasn't the only one who seemed jinxed. Following the Finger Lakes 355, many drivers complained of a supposedly oil-slicked track. Although NASCAR denied the track had oil on it, there seems to be little explanation for the frequency of spin-outs on Sunday.

Two costly spin-outs happened on the final lap. The first happened to then-leader Kyle Busch, who spun out into the grass, allowing Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose to have an all-out war in their mad dash for the checkered flag. As Ambrose was picking up the win, Gordon was spinning out on the final lap, ending up in the guard rail and having to bitterly settle for 21st place.

You can see the wild finish for yourself in the video below:

Here are the full results from Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen:

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Clint Bowyer
  5. Sam Hornish Jr.
  6. Greg Biffle
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Regan Smith
  10. Martin Truex Jr.
  11. Ryan Newman
  12. Paul Menard
  13. Kasey Kahne
  14. Carl Edwards
  15. Kevin Harvick
  16. Casey Mears
  17. Scott Speed
  18. Aric Almirola
  19. Tony Stewart
  20. David Gilliland
  21. Jeff Gordon
  22. David Ragan
  23. Landon Cassill
  24. Travis Kvapil
  25. Boris Said
  26. Stephen Leicht
  27. Bobby Labonte
  28. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  29. Joe Nemechek
  30. Jeff Burton
  31. Kurt Busch
  32. Joey Logano
  33. Juan Pablo Montoya
  34. Denny Hamlin
  35. Jason Leffler
  36. Dave Blaney
  37. Michael McDowell
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Jamie McMurray
  40. JJ Yeley
  41. Chris Cook
  42. Patrick Long
  43. Brian Vickers

For more on the Bay Area drivers and their chase for the Cup, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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