Nascar – Marcos Ambrose Fastest in Daytona Practice‏

July 2, 2011

Nascar

Marcos Ambrose has blitzed the field in the sole practice session for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at the famed Daytona International Speedway, toping the time sheets in his DeWALT Ford Fusion.

With rain cancelling the opening practice session, Ambrose worked in tandem with his Richard Petty Motorsports team mate A.J. Allmendinger to lead home a team one-two.

Ambrose’s average speed of 199.411mp/h (320.921km/h) will see him as the last of the qualifiers to hit the track for tomorrow’s two-lap shootout for the coveted pole position.

Apart from being the fastest over a single lap, Ambrose also posted the quickest ten consecutive laps, with an average speed of 194.917mp/h (313.6885km/h).

“The car feels strong, I’m very thankful to my DeWALT crew for putting together such a solid package,” Ambrose said.

“It was really good to be working with A.J. out there, and it’s great for the team to have both of us at the top of the charts.

“These restrictor plate races are always a bit of a lottery, steering clear of trouble is the key on race day.

“But I’m excited; I can’t wait for qualifying and the race.”

Qualifying is set to commence tomorrow at 4:10pm USA EDT, or 6:10am Australia EST.

Daytona International Speedway / Coke Zero 400

Practice Results

1. Marcos Ambrose (Ford)

2. A.J. Allmendinger (Ford)

3. Kurt Busch (Dodge)

4. Brad Keselowski (Dodge)

5. Mark Martin (Chevrolet)

6. Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet)

7. Clint Bowyer (Chevrolet)

8. Jeff Burton (Chevrolet)

9. Kevin Harvick (Chevrolet)

10. Paul Mendard (Chevrolet)

Race Information

Date: July 2, 2011

Track: Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

Laps: 160 Laps/400 Miles

Qualifying: Friday, July 1 at 4:10 p.m. USA EDT

Marcos Ambrose Results at Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

2011 (1): 37th

2011 (Duel): 21st

2010 (2): 32nd (contact)

2010 (1): 41st (mechanical)

2010 (Duel): 8th

2009 (2): 6th

2009 (1): 17th

2009 (Duel): 13th

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