Ambrose 24th as Hendrick dominates

Ambrose will line-up 24th at Talladega

Ambrose will line-up 24th at Talladega

Marcos Ambrose will start tomorrow’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega from 24th position, after his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford proved unable to match the pace of the front-runners in qualifying.

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a rare sweep of the first two rows – with Gordon recording his 70th career Sprint Cup pole.

Ambrose said there was nothing he could do to make the car run faster on the superspeedway.

“We were a little disappointed in qualifying trim and we thought we could have been a little better, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference around this place,” he said.

“It’s a quiet day for the drivers.  There’s not much you can do out there to make any difference, so I’m looking forward to Sunday’s race.

“I’ve had good runs here in the past and some pretty bad ones too, so we’ll just see what it gives us and not get greedy.”

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1 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 178.248
2 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 177.844
3 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / Go 177.807
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy 177.765
5 Paul Menard Chevrolet Schrock Cabinetry / Menards 177.702
6 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today / Security Benefit 177.685
7 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 177.439
8 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil-AAA 177.379
9 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 177.370
10 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 177.353
11 Trevor Bayne Ford Good Sam Club / Camping World 177.353
12 Michael Waltrip Toyota Aaron’s / Auburn National Champions 177.317
13 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 177.182
14 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 177.143
15 Bobby Labonte Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans 177.120
16 AJ Allmendinger Ford Best Buy 177.087
17 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Scotch-Blue 177.074
18 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 177.061
19 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 177.032
20 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 177.005
21 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 176.872
22 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 176.695
23 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 176.659
24 Marcos Ambrose Ford Dewalt 176.575
25 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal Black 176.519
26 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 176.477
27 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cat Financial 176.461
28 Travis Kvapil Ford Long John Silver’s / TMone 176.425
29 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 176.370
30 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 176.347
31 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 176.298
32 Kevin Conway Toyota Extenze 176.195
33 Steve Park Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 176.162
34 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s Pretzel 175.939
35 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Golden Corral 175.806
36 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 175.410
37 Andy Lally Ford Interstate Moving Services 175.349
38 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 175.154
39 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 175.134
40 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 174.595
41 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy 174.271
42 Sam Hornish Dodge Fast Five / Speed Energy
43 Bill Elliott Chevrolet Red Line Oil Provisional



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