BUSCH: Montreal: Ambrose - Ford practice one interview

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Ford Fusion, was the fastest rookie during this morning's NASCAR Busch Series practice at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Ambrose placed the sixth fastest time overall. GREAT RUN THIS MORNING, YOU WERE...

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Ford Fusion, was the fastest rookie during this morning's NASCAR Busch Series practice at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Ambrose placed the sixth fastest time overall.

GREAT RUN THIS MORNING, YOU WERE THE TOP ROOKIE IN THE FIRST PRACTICE. "Yea, we're working through some stuff here. We're not too worried about times but we are pleasantly surprised with our time this morning and how far up the leader board that we were. I'm looking forward to this weekend. I think we have a pretty good shot at a top performance."

HOW IS THE TRACK? "The track is good; it's a lot of fun. It's got some high speed parts but really technical as well and all the change of directions. We're really pumped to be here. It's a great track. You don't often get a chance to run a track like this too often. It's only open once or twice a year, so this is pretty special.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR CHANCES THIS WEEKEND? "We've got as good a shot as the rest of the guys out there. We just need to find a couple of tenths and well be happy."

THE PAST COUPLE OF RACES, ERNIE COPE HAS BEEN YOUR CREW CHIEF. "Yes, Ernie has been with us for a long time and Greg (Connor) is here this weekend as well. So, we haven't shaken things up too much. We just have a few extra hands helping us."

ERNIE COPE -- Crew Chief, No. 59 -- WHAT ARE YOU THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS ROAD COURSE? "I like the track. It's fast with a lot of high braking and it's a good road course. It's a little narrow than we're used to, but there's about three high speed places where you can out brake somebody for position."

SPEAKING OF BRAKES, WILL THAT BE AN ISSUE AT THIS TRACK? "Yes, that's going to be the biggest thing here this weekend is taking care of brakes. That's the problems we see on the crew side. Marcos says the car is good; he just has concerns about the brakes making it the whole race."

DO YOU HAVE A PLAN WITH THE BRAKES? "We're trying different compounds during the break here until the next practice. That's what we'll be working on over the next few hours."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Marcos Ambrose