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Ambrose beats Villeneuve for pole in Montreal  Marcos Ambrose and Quebec native Jacques Villeneuve played their own version of “Can you top this” Saturday afternoon, but Ambrose had the last word.

Twice after Villeneuve knocked Ambrose out of the top qualifying spot for Sunday’s Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Ambrose responded with a faster lap and ultimately won the pole for the race that has eluded him for three years.

In a unique qualifying session that saw multiple cars on the road course at the same time, Ambrose posted the fastest lap of the session – at 97.079 mph – on the third of his three circuits to edge the former Formula One champion, who toured the 2.709-mile road course at 96.924 mph. Joey Logano qualified third, followed by Carl Edwards, last year’s race winner, Boris Said and Jason Leffler.

Each of the top six drivers broke the previous track qualifying record set by Patrick Carpentier in 2007.

To Ambrose, beating Villeneuve was especially sweet.

“Ever since I knew what racing was, I saw him come through the ranks,” Ambrose said. “The Indy 500 win he had … and, of course, the crossover to F1, I watched him with envy, wishing I could be him.

“Today, I think he wishes he could be me.”

Results

POS

CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 147 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Giant Tiger / Glad with Febreeze 97.079 100.458 Leader
2 32 Jacques Villeneuve Toyota Dollar General 96.924 100.619 -0.161
3 20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop 96.650 100.904 -0.446
4 60 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 96.430 101.134 -0.676
5 09 Boris Said Ford RAB Racing 96.345 101.224 -0.766
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips 96.329 101.240 -0.782
7 98 Paul Menard Ford Colonial Elegance / Menards 96.191 101.386 -0.928
8 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire / Ruby Tuesday 96.157 101.422 -0.964
9 33 Max Papis Chevrolet Rheem 96.111 101.470 -1.012
10 18 Brad Coleman Toyota SafeWay Driving Centers 96.021 101.565 -1.107
11 27 Andrew Ranger Dodge Quebec Dodge Dealer Association 95.908 101.685 -1.227
12 81 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love 95.509 102.110 -1.652
13 100 Patrick Carpentier Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 95.375 102.253 -1.795
14 16 Colin Braun* Ford 3M 95.343 102.288 -1.830
15 88 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Canadian Tire 95.323 102.309 -1.851
16 207 Robby Gordon Toyota Mapei / Menards 95.244 102.394 -1.936
17 7 J.R. Fitzpatrick Chevrolet Schick Hydro 95.056 102.596 -2.138
18 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 94.925 102.738 -2.280
19 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota South Point Hotel & Casino 94.680 103.004 -2.546
20 99 Trevor Bayne Toyota Out! Pet Care 94.533 103.164 -2.706
21 26 Parker Kligerman Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports 94.191 103.539 -3.081
22 23 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet Media Master 94.171 103.561 -3.103
23 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.* Ford CitiFinancial 94.093 103.646 -3.188
24 12 Justin Allgaier Dodge Verizon Wireless 94.037 103.708 -3.250
25 35 Tony Ave Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 93.949 103.805 -3.347
26 11 Brian Scott* Toyota AccuDoc Solutions 93.948 103.806 -3.348
27 197 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet HostGator.com 93.919 103.838 -3.380
28 43 Justin Marks Ford Future Electronics 93.575 104.220 -3.762
29 10 Tayler Malsam Toyota Iron Horse Jeans 93.308 104.518 -4.060
30 24 D.J. Kennington Ford Del Monte 93.236 104.599 -4.141
31 87 Paulie Harraka Chevrolet Exide Batteries 93.103 104.749 -4.291
32 34 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver's 93.098 104.754 -4.296
33 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet G&K Services 93.094 104.759 -4.301
34 159 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet UPR.com / Apex / A1 Certified Solar 93.092 104.761 -4.303
35 05 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Chevrolet 31-W Insulation 92.942 104.930 -4.472
36 15 Michael Annett Toyota Flying J Travel Plaza 92.735 105.164 -4.706
37 40 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Happy 75th Birthday "Mom" Key 92.666 105.242 -4.784
38 89 Brett Rowe Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 92.592 105.326 -4.868
39 182 Tomy Drissi Dodge "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" 92.460 105.477 -5.019
40 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Jay Robinson Inc. 92.038 105.960 -5.502
41 70 Mark Green Chevrolet ML Motorsports 91.123 107.025 -6.567
42 21 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 89.957 108.412 -7.954
43 136 Jeff Green Chevrolet Long John Silver's 90.872 107.320 -6.862
Did Not Qualify
44 41 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 4caring.org 92.189 105.787 -5.329
45 31 Kevin O'Connell Chevrolet Taleo Grill 91.094 107.058 -6.600
46 61 Pierre Bourque Ford Avaya 90.131 108.203 -7.745

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