WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Marcos Ambrose should be on pins and needles. He says he's not."No, not at all," Ambrose said Sunday after NASCAR postponed the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International because of rain."It keeps me relaxed," Ambrose said. "You can't fight the weather, so I just worry about stuff you can control. I've got the kids here with me, so I'm going to play with them a little bit and chill out."Steady rain that began when the race was scheduled to start at 1 p.m. did not abate in time for track crews to dry the 2.45-mile road course. They did give it a shot with jet driers that got the front straightaway nearly race-ready, but a second front moved in, forcing the postponement.The race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. today (ESPN), but rain also is in the forecast in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York."We really feel like we have a window," Watkins Glen International president Michael Printup said. "I'll keep my fingers crossed."NASCAR spokeswoman Kristi King said the race would be staged Tuesday if necessary. The 2009 Watkins Glen Cup race won by Tony Stewart also was postponed a day after the track was hit by a string of thunderstorms.If there is a a long delay here, it might change Ambrose's outlook, which wasn't good when he arrived Friday. Although he had won the past three Nationwide races at the storied road course, the affable Australian was unable to land a ride this year and wasn't happy about it.On Saturday morning, there was a definite mood swing in the pits of the No. 9 Ford Ambrose will drive for Richard Petty Motorsports. He had the provisional pole until teammate AJ Allmendinger and then Kyle Busch bested his time as all three shattered Jeff Gordon's track record.Ambrose will start third behind Busch, who won the pole at 126.421 mph, and Allmendinger."I'm looking forward to it," Ambrose said. "We're a contender, no doubt."In three Cup starts at The Glen, Ambrose has one second and two thirds, including an impressive drive from last to third in 2008. He dogged last year's winner, Juan Pablo Montoya, nearly the entire 90 laps of the race before fading to third.The Nationwide series has run twice in the rain in Montreal since NASCAR's second-tier series began racing at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2007, and Ambrose nearly won both events.Goodyear brought rain tires to Watkins Glen because of the forecast. Saturday's Zippo 200 won by Kurt Busch would have been run in the rain, if necessary, and the tires were in the garage Sunday. They are scheduled to be shipped Tuesday to Montreal for Saturday's Nationwide race.Though the Cup series has used rain tires in practice at The Glen, King said there are no plans to use them in a race.The Rolex Grand-Am Series also has raced in the rain at The Glen."Those (Grand-Am) cars have a lot more downforce built into them," said Greg Zipadelli, crew chief for Joey Logano's No. 20 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing. "These cars are way off those cars. I think that's why you don't see us racing in the rain. The Nationwide cars don't have the torque these cars do. That's why they can race in the rain."Next week's race is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in Michigan, and more delays at Watkins Glen won't sit well with crew members."For the drivers, it's probably not that big a deal," said David Reutimann, who drives the 00 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. "You've got to end up looking at all those guys that are on the road. That gives them less time to prepare for the next week."The guys here on my team, we fly in here on Thursday, so from Thursday to Sunday they work and sometimes they give them off on Monday. It wears on the guys a lot, not so much drivers.""It doesn't bother me," added Allmendinger, who's also seeking his first Cup victory. "Of course, you'd like to be racing right now, but this is part of it and this is the way it works. I know we've got a fast race car, and when we drop the green we'll be there."