Phoenix: Marcos Ambrose race report

AMBROSE HAS SOLID RUN WITH 17TH IN PHOENIX Marcos Ambrose has enjoyed a solid run in the Bashas Supermarkets 200 with 17th place at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona today. Ambrose qualified in 11th position in the ...

AMBROSE HAS SOLID RUN WITH 17TH IN PHOENIX

Marcos Ambrose has enjoyed a solid run in the Bashas Supermarkets 200 with 17th place at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona today.

Ambrose qualified in 11th position in the #59 Kingsford Hickory Ford Fusion and maintained a position in the top 15 in the early stages of the race.

The Australian dropped out of the top 20 mid-race but improved the pace of his car entering the final stages, moving up to be one of the first cars running one lap down by the end of the race.

After 202 laps at the challenging 1.0-mile speedway Ambrose finished as the second car one lap down, collecting a solid haul of points to now sit 17th in the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series standings.

Kyle Busch won today's Bashas Supermarkets 200 ahead of Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.

Marcos Ambrose - #59 Kingsford Hickory Ford Fusion

"We had a reasonable day out there and brought it home," said Ambrose.

"I was waiting for the Lucky Dog to get back on the lead lap, because I really thought we could have had something for a lot of them towards the end to push us up the order.

"In the end we were trapped a lap down but we finished and added to the points.

"It wasn't a bad day for the Kingsford team and we will look to step it up a notch over the next few races."

-credit: jtgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch