Petty hot for Marcos
MARCOS Ambrose has finished 13th fastest of 48 for today’s Daytona 500 qualifying in his first session with his new Richard Petty Motorsports team. The Ford driver will now compete in two 240km NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying races, which will set the grid for the Daytona 500 on Monday morning, Australian time. ‘‘It’s just a real thrill for me and it’s just good to get one in the books,’’ the Australian said after pre-qualifying at the weekend. Dale Earnhardt Jr was quickest and will line up alongside teammate Jeff Gordon on the front row.
Lucky 13th: Ambrose at Daytona Beach this week.