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Notebook: Said goes off on Biffle
Sprint Cup

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Boris Said touched off a wild crash that ended the Sprint Cup road race at Watkins Glen International. He was looking to wreak some more havoc off the track afterward.
    Greg Biffle, who finished 31st, confronted Said in the pits afterward and gave him a couple of quick hits while Said was still in his car.
    "He wouldn't even let me get out of the car. He comes over and throws a few little baby punches and then when I get out, he runs away and hides behind some big guys," Said said. "He is the most unprofessional little scaredy-cat I've ever seen in my life. He wouldn't even fight me like a man after. He needs a whooping, and I'm going to give it to him. He won't hide from me long. I'll find him.
    "I won't settle it on the track ... but he'll show up at a race with a black eye one of these days."

Petty's good day
    Marcos Ambrose gave Richard Petty Motorsports a big jolt by winning the Sprint Cup road race at Watkins Glen International on Monday in his No. 9 Ford.
    It was a banner day for the struggling team because teammate AJ Allmendinger finished eighth after starting on the front row. Trouble is, it might have been even better if not for some aggressive driving by Kurt Busch on the 11-turn, 2.45-mile layout.

Spark plugs
Five-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson has only one win after 22 races, and he's not surprised: "It's much different than years past. There's no favorite. They've worked hard to build parity into this sport and they're doing a great job of it." ... Nineteen of the 29 Cup races at Watkins Glen have been won from a top-five starting position.
 ... "Man v. Food Nation" star Adam Richman served as grand marshal.