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PLAYERS: Marcos Ambrose
Marcos Ambrose drives the #9 Stanley Ford during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma on June 22, 2012 in Sonoma, California. (June 21, 2012 - Source: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America) A week after setting a track record on the repaved Michigan International Speedway, Marcos Ambrose was at it again in Sonoma. This time setting the track record at the slowest track on the circuit. Marcos Ambrose hoped to record his second career win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, instead he finished 8th. Despite starting on the pole it took only a handful of laps for Ambrose to surrender the lead to Jeff Gordon who started along side him. The rest of the race was a slow decline though the field before eventually climbing back into the top-10 and recording an 8th place finish. It was not only the expectations of a victory from reporters and fans that pressured the former Aussie Supercars champion this weekend. Aside from racing for a win on a 1.99 mil...

Ambrose tops field for Sonoma race

Marcos Ambrose had never won a Sprint Cup Series pole before last week. Now he has two in a row. Ambrose won the top starting spot for Sunday's race at Sonoma with a fast lap around the 1.99-mile road course. He knocked off Jimmie Johnson, then waited to see if Jeff Gordon could beat him. Gordon was the last driver to attempt to qualify, and just missed the pole. Gordon wound...

Marcos Ambrose Sonoma Recap

Marcos Ambrose started the originally scheduled 224-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma from the pole position. This was Ambrose’s second consecutive pole in two weeks and seventh top-10 start of the season. Ambrose finished today’s event in eighth place, marking his second consecutive top-10 finish and fourth overall of this season. After starting from the point position...

Marcos Ambrose Sonoma Media Transcript

Marcos Ambrose won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma. Here he sat down with the media to talk about that pole win. Joining him is crew chief Todd Parrott and team owner Richard Petty. YOU WON THE POLE LAST WEEK AT MICHIGAN AT OVER 200 MPH, TODAY YOU WIN THE POLE AT UNDER 100 MPH. YOU CAN DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING OUT THERE AT JUST ABOUT ANY SPEED.  “Now that...

CUP: Ambrose Wins Sonoma Pole

Marcos Ambrose scores second straight pole win with hot run at Sonoma...

Ambrose gets second-straight pole

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...

Ford Racing Sonoma Quotes Recap

Below are some quotes from Ford Racing drivers Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Casey Mears, and David Ragan recapping their afternoon at Sonoma. Ambrose started on the pole and along with Biffle finished in the top ten. Mears and Ragan had decent outings, Mears coming home 15th, and Ragan 27th. MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion (Finished 8th) – “We really missed it. I just...

Toyota SaveMart 350 Starting Lineup

Marcos Ambrose, the Tazmanian Devil himself, starts from the pole for todays race with a blazing speed of 75.203mph. On the outside of him is Mr. Bad Luck, Jeff Gordon, hoping to recapture some of his former Road Racing glory to get win #1 this year. Starting in 3rd, is his Hendrick teammate and 5-Time Champion, Jimmie Johnson. Greg Biffle will roll off 4th, and Martin Truex Jr...
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