Bristol: Marcos Ambrose qualifying report

AMBROSE QUALIFIES 13TH AT BRISTOL Marcos Ambrose has qualified in an encouraging 13th position at arguably the toughest track on the NASCAR schedule at the Food City 500 in Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee today. Ambrose will start 13th in...

AMBROSE QUALIFIES 13TH AT BRISTOL

Marcos Ambrose has qualified in an encouraging 13th position at arguably the toughest track on the NASCAR schedule at the Food City 500 in Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee today.

Ambrose will start 13th in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series short track event in the #47 Little Debbie entry of JTG Daugherty Racing.

The Australian posted a time of 15.458 seconds (124.130 mph) in around the world's fastest half-mile oval, his best qualifying performance so far this season.

"I'm pretty happy with our efforts today," said Ambrose, who was 30th (15.496 seconds) in first practice earlier in the day.

"It's my first time here in a Sprint Cup car and I'm pleased to be starting just outside the top 10.

"We really wanted a strong starting spot because you can go a lap down here really fast.

"I love this place and it has a great atmosphere. I'm looking forward to Sunday's race."

Ambrose's Michael Waltrip Racing stablemate David Reutimann qualified sixth in his #00 Aaron's entry, giving the MWR squad a boost of confidence ahead of the 500-lap race.

-credit: ma/bam

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Marcos Ambrose , David Reutimann
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing