Fontana II: Marcos Ambrose preview

BIG CALIFORNIA WEEKEND AHEAD FOR AMBROSE Marcos Ambrose has a big weekend ahead of him with both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series duties at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California this weekend. Ambrose will aim to qualify the...

BIG CALIFORNIA WEEKEND AHEAD FOR AMBROSE

Marcos Ambrose has a big weekend ahead of him with both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series duties at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California this weekend.

Ambrose will aim to qualify the #21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion of Wood Brothers Racing into the Pepsi 500, that entry one of 44 cars entered for this weekend's Sprint Cup race.

The Australian will look to qualify on speed along with Mike Skinner, Johnny Sauter, Patrick Carpentier, Kyle Petty, Tony Raines, Joe Nemechek, AJ Allmendinger and Brad Coleman, with one car missing out on the 43-car starting line-up.

On the Nationwide Series side Ambrose is determined to maintain his spot in the top 10 in the series standings at this weekend's Camping World 300.

Ambrose had an ignition failure set him back in the #59 Kingsford Ford Fusion last weekend in Bristol, but still sits just 80 points behind eighth placed Jason Leffler.

Ambrose qualified 16th and finished 13th in the corresponding race at the 2.0-mile speedway last season, giving him confidence of another solid finish heading into this weekend.

MARCOS AMBROSE:

"We are entering the final phase of the season now so I really want to keep my head down and work hard to finish the season strongly," said Ambrose.

"This sport has a lot to do with momentum. We didn't have a good night in Bristol but I'm sure we can turn that around in Fontana.

"The Wood Brothers program is on the up with David Hyder leading the way. That whole team is working really hard on things at the moment.

"My last start in the 21 was not the best with the early engine failure at Michigan so I'm keen to get in the race in California and give the Wood Brothers, the Little Debbie people and all the Ford fans that love the 21 car a good showing."

-credit: ma/bam

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Kyle Petty , Joe Nemechek , Patrick Carpentier , Johnny Sauter , Marcos Ambrose , Brad Coleman
Teams Wood Brothers Racing