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Almost Doesn’t Count When It Comes To Marcos Ambrose

Seven laps. It all happened with seven laps to go. Marcos Ambrose could see the checkered flag of Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 in his sights. His No. 47 Clorox Toyota at the head of the field. He was ahead of the dominant car of Jimmie Johnson, and closing in on his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Under caution, he gets word from the crew to conserve fuel, just in case of a green-white-checkered finish. An odd request as the last round of pit stops would give him enough fuel for such a run. But, in the cockpit of his car, Ambrose cut off the engine to save some Sunoco fuel in the fuel cell. Then, the engine died, it wouldn't start, and he coasted to a stop coming up the hill. His engine then refired, a...

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