Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/19/14

FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 08: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the Little Debbie Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi Max 400 on October 8, 2010 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
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...
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