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Top 10 Ways Marcos Ambrose Can Screw Himself Out of Ever Getting a Cup Win

10. Overcompensate from the fuel-saving move he made at Sonoma in June by over-revving the engine on caution laps and jumping the flag on the restart.

9. Inadvertently throw his water bottle onto the track during a late green-flag run, causing an infamous late-race debris caution that erases his lead.

8. Trying to make up ground on the Watkins Glen Inner Loop by taking the cut through.

7. Miscounting the laps and pulling into victory lane one lap early, a la Mark Martin several years back.

6. Block a competitor from passing him coming to the checkers. Oh, wait, they only take away wins for that in IndyCar.

5. Start answering presumptuous congratulatory texts while driving on the last lap and wreck.

4. Lineup on the final restart in front of Juan Pablo Montoya.

3. Say something unflattering about NASCAR in victory lane – turns out they don’t like that.

2. Miss a shift while switching in-car iPod to, “Man Down Under.”

1. Announce he’s leaving a fully-funded car with no plan to join another funded, competitive team and then leave open the possibility of returning to Australia.

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