Marcos Ambrose driving the PWR cooled Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsport has qualified on pole at Watkins Glen as he broke the track record for the Cheez It 355 at the Glen.

The pole brings not only the number one starting spot, but also guaranteed entry in the Sprint Unlimited season opener in 2014 plus a championship point as he strives to jump inside the top 20 in points and fight for a wildcard entry in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

With a lap average speed of 206.384 km/h (128.241 mph), it is Ambrose’s first pole at Watkins Glen International and third of his career.