Texas II: Marcos Ambrose qualifying report

AMBROSE QUALIFIES FOR HIS NINTH CUP START IN TEXAS Marcos Ambrose has qualified for his ninth career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup after positing the 24th fastest time during qualifying for Sunday's Dickies 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway ...

AMBROSE QUALIFIES FOR HIS NINTH CUP START IN TEXAS

Marcos Ambrose has qualified for his ninth career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup after positing the 24th fastest time during qualifying for Sunday's Dickies 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway today.

Ambrose's effort during qualifying aids his cause for the Michael Waltrip Racing organisation as he attempts to push the #47 Little Debbie Toyota Camry into the top 35 in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner's points. In Sprint Cup competition the top 35 cars in the owner's points are guaranteed a start in each race, meaning that Ambrose had to qualify on speed today.

As a part of his 'double duties' this weekend Ambrose recorded another solid result during qualifying in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and will start from the 13th row of the starting line-up for the O'Reilly Challenge tomorrow.

Entering tomorrow's 33rd race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule Ambrose is tenth in the points standings -- a position he is aiming to improve on with a strong result during tomorrow's 200-lap journey.

Jeff Gordon secured pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race and Carl Edwards will start from the inside of the front row in the NASCAR Nationwide race.

QUOTES - MARCOS AMBROSE

"My lap during the Cup qualifying was decent but could have been a bit better. I got loose on the first lap and had to do a second lap there. It was a bit unfortunate but we're in the show and that was the number one aim," said Ambrose.

"Just like last weekend our aim in the Cup race to try and get inside the top 35 in owner's points, we edged closer last week so hopefully a good result on Sunday will get us in there.

"I would have liked to have finished a bit further up during qualifying in the Nationwide car but I'm confident about having a strong run in the race."

-credit: ma/bam media

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Michael Waltrip , Marcos Ambrose , Carl Edwards
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing