Front row start for Ambrose at Martinsville

Marcos Ambrose will start off the front row in Martinsville

Marcos Ambrose will start off the front row in Martinsville

Marcos Ambrose will start on the front row for the STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

The Australian will share the front row with Jimmie Johnson who was just 7/1000ths quicker on the flat half-mile.

The Tasmanian was ninth of the 44 cars out on the track and set a time of 19.251 seconds (158.302 KM/h).

The Ford driver then had to sit back and watch all the stars of the Sprint Cup take their single lap runs. Johnson was towards the end of the qualifying runners and took the pole award.

“You can always say you could get more out of it, but it was a solid lap.  Our No. 9 Stanley Ford has been on a rail today,” said Ambrose.

“We had a fast car off the truck and it’s really gonna help us.”

Ambrose confident he can carry the form to the race and kick-start his season.

“Yeah, it can turn us around, no doubt,’ said Ambroe.

“We’re a great team.  We’ve got all the ingredients.  We proved today that if we get our stuff right we can do it.

“We’ve just got to get some momentum and get some confidence back.  Our little team is a tough team, but we’ve been knocked around pretty good.  It’s like we’ve gone nine rounds with Mike Tyson, but we’re coming back strong here and we won’t quit.”

 

QUALIFYING : STP Gas Booster 500 – Martinsville

POS 

Driver

Car #

Make

Sponsor

MPH

Time

1

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe’s 98.400 19.244

2

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford Stanley 98.364 +0.007

3

Brian Vickers 55 Toyota Jet Edge 98.287 +0.022

4

Joey Logano 22 Ford Shell-Pennzoil 98.272 +0.025

5

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 98.185 +0.042

6

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Drive To End Hunger 98.185 +0.042

7

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite 98.078 +0.063

8

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota The Home Depot / Husky 98.017 +0.075

9

Carl Edwards 99 Ford Fastenal 97.962 +0.086

10

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet Quicken Loans 97.962 +0.086

11

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota M&M’s 97.947 +0.089

12

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 97.941 +0.090

13

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet Novo Nordisk 97.850 +0.108

14

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target 97.780 +0.122

15

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota RK Motors 97.719 +0.134

16

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Menards / Pittsburgh Paints 97.643 +0.149

17

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew 97.613 +0.155

18

Regan Smith 51 Chevrolet Hendrickcars.com 97.513 +0.175

19

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing-Serta 97.458 +0.186

20

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford Fifth Third Bank 97.442 +0.189

21

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Budweiser 97.432 +0.191

22

Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3M 97.417 +0.194

23

David Ragan 34 Ford TBA 97.382 +0.201

24

David Stremme 30 Toyota Swan Racing 97.297 +0.218

25

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper 97.247 +0.228

26

Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 97.217 +0.234

27

Michael McDowell 98 Ford Phil Parsons Racing 97.177 +0.242

28

Scott Speed 95 Ford Surrender the Sponsor 97.048 +0.268

29

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma 96.993 +0.279

30

David Gilliland 38 Ford Long John Silver’s 96.949 +0.288

31

Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota Bush’s Beans 96.904 +0.297

32

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 96.899 +0.298

33

Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet Little Joe’s Autos / Precon Marine 96.879 +0.302

34

Aric Almirola 43 Ford Jani-King / STP 96.830 +0.312

35

Mark Martin 11 Toyota FedEx Freight 96.755 +0.327

36

Ken Schrader 32 Ford Federated Auto Parts 96.676 +0.343

37

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 96.657 +0.347

38

Scott Riggs 44 Ford TBA 96.597 +0.359

39

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet Sany 96.489 +0.381

40

David Reutimann 83 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper 96.474 +0.384

41

Casey Mears 13 Ford GEICO 96.406 +0.398

42

Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport 96.259 +0.428

43

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota Maddie’s Place Rocks.com 95.521 +0.580

 

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