Saturday, June 16, 2012

NSCS Pole Report: Marcos Ambrose wins track record, first pole



Marcos Ambrose is the new track record holder and officially the fastest man in NASCAR after his qualifying run Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Ambrose’s incredible lap was 35.42 seconds at 203.241 mph. This is Ambrose’s first Sprint Cup Series pole. Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, and Ryan Newman round out the top-5 for Sunday’s race.

Here’s the lineup:
1. Marcos Ambrose
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Greg Biffle
4. Kasey Kahne
5. Ryan Newman
6. Matt Kenseth
7. Trevor Bayne
8. Tony Stewart
9. Joey Logano
10. Jimmie Johnson
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Regan Smith
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Mark Martin
15. Aric Almirola
16. Martin Truex Jr.
17. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
18. Paul Menard
19. Jamie McMurray
20. AJ Allmendinger
21. Juan Pablo Montoya
22. Austin Dillon
23. Scott Riggs
24. Casey Mears
25. Brad Keselowski
26. Kurt Busch
27. Michael McDowell
28. Jeff Gordon
29. Mike Bliss
30. Josh Wise
31. Bobby Labonte
32. Landon Cassill
33. Jeff Burton
34. Kyle Busch
35. David Gilliland
36. Dave Blaney
37. Joe Nemechek
38. David Ragan
39. Travis Kvapil
40. Ken Schrader
41. Tony Raines
42. J.J. Yeley
43. Carl Edwards (fuel pressure issue)

Who did not make it:
David Stremme
Stacy Compton

Television schedule:
Practice- 6p.m. ET Saturday on SPEED
Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway- 12 p.m. ET Sunday on TNT and RaceBuddy

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