Ambrose excited after strong qualifying

Marcos Ambrose will start this weekend’s Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol from 14th position after a solid qualifying run.

The Richard Petty Motorsport Ford driver’s 15.131s lap saw him end the session 0.142s behind pole-sitter Carl Edwards.

Bristol is the scene of Ambrose’s best oval result in the Sprint Cup series – taking third position at the venue in 2009.

The former V8 Supercar driver said he can’t pinpoint why he has traditionally gone well at Bristol.

“I’ve got no idea, but I can tell you that if I wasn’t racing here, I would be drinking beer in the stands because this place is fantastic,” said Ambrose.

“It’s one of the great race tracks in the world.

“We’ve got DeWalt on board for the first time this year and I’m trying to teach them to forget (former De Walt sponsored driver) Matt Kenseth and start remembering me.

“It’s great to have them on board. I’m so proud of my team. It’s our fourth race in and we’re jelling well together. I’m real excited.”

Roush Fenway continued its recent strong form, locking out the front-row of the grid with team drivers Carl Edwards and Gregg Biffle.

See below for the full qualifying result

1 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford 14.989s
2 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Ford 15.035s
3 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevrolet 15.040s
4 Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet 15.045s
5 David Ragan Roush Fenway Ford 15.055s
6 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Chevrolet 15.059s
7 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Chevrolet 15.076s
8 Martin Truex Jr Waltrip Toyota 15.104s
9 Mark Martin Hendrick Chevrolet 15.108s
10 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 15.115s
11 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Ford 15.121s
12 Kyle Busch Gibbs Toyota 15.123s
13 Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Chevrolet 15.129s
14 Marcos Ambrose Petty Ford 15.131s
15 Kevin Harvick Childress Chevrolet 15.150s
16 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Toyota 15.152s
17 Jeff Burton Childress Chevrolet 15.171s
18 Joey Logano Gibbs Toyota 15.171s
19 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Ford 15.174s
20 Kurt Busch Penske Dodge 15.181s
21 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Chevrolet 15.181s
22 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Chevrolet 15.191s
23 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 15.215s
24 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 15.216s
25 Denny Hamlin Gibbs Toyota 15.219s
26 David Reutimann Waltrip Toyota 15.228s
27 Clint Bowyer Childress Chevrolet 15.233s
28 AJ Allmendinger Petty Ford 15.257s
29 David Gilliland Front Row Ford 15.258s
30 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 15.276s
31 Bill Elliott Phoenix Chevrolet 15.325s
32 Landon Cassill Germain Toyota 15.336s
33 Robby Gordon Gordon Dodge 15.371s
34 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Toyota 15.414s
35 Travis Kvapil Front Row Ford 15.436s
36 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 15.437s
37 Dave Blaney Baldwin Chevrolet 15.462s
38 JJ Yeley Whitney Chevrolet 15.473s
39 Michael McDowell HP Toyota 15.475s
40 Dennis Setzer K-Automotive Dodge 15.565s
41 Tony Raines Front Row Ford 15.616s
42 Andy Lally TRG Chevrolet 15.869s
43 Casey Mears Germain Toyota 15.610s

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