Petty hot for Mar­cos

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Motorsport -

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.

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