Ambrose strong in Texas qualifying

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose will start the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway from the fourth row after a strong performance in qualifying.

Pole went to David Ragan with Roush Fenway team-mate Carl Edwards to share the front row.

The Tasmanian’s performance was good enough for seventh and was made even more impressive as he was 14th on the track, with the following runners enjoying the better track conditions in the late afternoon qualifying session.

“It was good,” said Ambrose.

“That is the best qualifying lap we have done all weekend through the practices and stuff.

“We have to keep trying to improve on it though.”

Ambrose is one of four Fords in the top seven, with Ragan, Edwards and Matt Kenseth (fourth) all aboard Fusions.