Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 6/22/12
After claiming his first-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole last week at Michigan International Speedway, Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, made it two in a row, claiming the top spot during pole qualifying Friday in Sonoma, Calif., for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 with a lap time of 75.203seconds. “Now that I have a taste for it I think Kentucky (the next race on the schedule) will be about 175 mph and I will be gunning for that as well,” Ambrose said. “I am really thrilled for today. I put a lot of effort into this race and everybody at Richard Petty Motorsports and the whole Stanley team have been rock solid behind me for the road course program.” After having the fastest car in practice, Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the last to make a qualifying attempt, but his 75.357-second lap at the California road course fell just short, giving him the second-starting spot, alongside Ambrose on the front row, for the race on Su...
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