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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger (47) celebrates in victory lane after winning the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Allmendinger stakes claim to Chase spot with thrilling win at the Glen

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By Reid Spencer


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — In a battle between two drivers with everything on the line, AJ Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose in breathtaking fashion to win Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen and claim an almost certain spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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