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Ambrose: Daytona race was a lottery

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Sunday 3rd July, 2011 - 2:54pm

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Marcos Ambrose leads his Richard Petty team-mate A.J Allmendinger

Marcos Ambrose leads his Richard Petty team-mate A.J Allmendinger

Marcos Ambrose says that today’s Coke Zero 400 on the famed Daytona International Speedway was a lottery.

The Tasmanian ran the majority of the race in tandem with his Richard Petty Motorsports team-mate A.J. Allmendinger and despite losing a lap during the race, the pair scored some caution fortune, bounding back into contention.

A last lap pile up, the nature of current restrictor plate races involved Ambrose and cost him a chance of a big points haul.

“It’s such a shame for the Dewalt crew that the race had to end like that,” Ambrose said.

“All weekend long we showed that we had a strong car, and I was working very well with A.J. throughout the race.

“We played the waiting game, but it all came undone at the end.

“These restrictor plate races are a lottery, and our number didn’t come up tonight.”

The race was won by David Ragan over Matt Kenseth in a Ford one-two finish.

CLICK HERE for a full report and results from the race.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next week continues with the Quaker State 400 from Kentucky Speedway, a new venue for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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