Chicagoland: Marcos Ambrose race report

AMBROSE FINISHES SOLID 15TH AT CHICAGOLAND Marcos Ambrose has finished a solid 15th place in the Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois today. The Australian qualified 24th in the ...

AMBROSE FINISHES SOLID 15TH AT CHICAGOLAND

Marcos Ambrose has finished a solid 15th place in the Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois today.

The Australian qualified 24th in the #59 Kingsford Match Light Ford Fusion around the 1.5-mile speedway and made a steady start to the race and gradually moved forward as the race wore on.

Shortly after the final series of pit stops, held under green flag conditions, Ambrose went a lap down with 39 laps remaining while running in 15th place.

Ambrose brought the #59 Kingsford Match Light Ford Fusion home in 15th position as the first car one lap down, just ahead of defending NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Carl Edwards and Sprint Cup drivers Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick.

Kyle Busch won today's Dollar General 300 ahead of Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.

Ambrose will continue his campaign in the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series next weekend at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

QUOTES - MARCOS AMBROSE

"I've got arms like a gorilla because I've been hanging on all night," said Ambrose.

"We had a pretty good car. It would've been nice to be a few spots up, but we just couldn't get track position.

"We struggled for the first few laps. The car was good for -- lap 15 to lap 30 and then went away again, so there was quite a shift in balance. But, when we were good, we just didn't have track position."

"We were okay on the long runs. Not great, but okay."

-credit: jtgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Marcos Ambrose , Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch