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NASCAR At Watkins Glen Update: Rain Approaching As Midpoint Passes

The Finger Lakes 335 is past its halfway point, and that is key. Rain is approaching Watkins Glen International, and depending on how much of the wet stuff - if any - hits the 2.45-mile road course, the race could be in its closing stages.

Brad Keselowski leads, but has not yet made his second pit stop of the race. Kyle Busch holds second ahead of Martin Truex Jr., Carl Edwards, and Tony Stewart. Stewart, who restarted 25th after a pit road penalty during the first and only caution period of the race, charged into the top-10 even before the second cycle of pit stops began.

Clint Bowyer, Sam Hornish Jr., point leader Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Menard, and Denny Hamlin round out the top-five.

Marcos Ambrose has led seven laps but is among the drivers to already hit pit lane for their second pit stop, dropping him outside the top-10 as he awaits the other leaders' next trip to pit road. He was out front when he peeled off for his stop.

In addition to the mechanical woes for Juan Pablo Montoya and Kurt Busch, several other drivers have been felled by issues with their cars including Joey Logano and Jeff Burton. Burton is still on track but limping around with only seven cylinders firing on his No. 31 Chevy.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.