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Marcos Ambrose

Marcos Ambrose
Australian racecar driver Marcos Ambrose was born on Sept. 1, 1976 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He started racing karts at the age of 10 and won four Tasmanian state junior karting titles. He was the Australian kart champion in 1995. He finished second in the Australian Formula Ford championship in 1997. He then moved to Europe to try his hand at European racing. He won the European Formula Ford Championship in 1999. After financial problems, Ambrose returned to Australia in 2000. In 2003 and 2004, Ambrose won at the Eastern Creek Raceway, also winning the Barry Sheene Medal those years. The medal is awarded to the driver who shows outstanding leadership, personality, fan appeal and s... Show more »
Australian racecar driver Marcos Ambrose was born on Sept. 1, 1976 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He started racing karts at the age of 10 and won four Tasmanian state junior karting titles. He was the Australian kart champion in 1995. He finished second in the Australian Formula Ford championship in 1997. He then moved to Europe to try his hand at European racing. He won the European Formula Ford Championship in 1999. After financial problems, Ambrose returned to Australia in 2000. In 2003 and 2004, Ambrose won at the Eastern Creek Raceway, also winning the Barry Sheene Medal those years. The medal is awarded to the driver who shows outstanding leadership, personality, fan appeal and sportsmanship. He is the only driver to have a round win in every V8 Supercar season he participated in; he left in 2005 to go race in NASCAR in the U.S. He is the first Australian to lead laps in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Ambrose won in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen in 2008, his first Nationwide Series victory. He won the Zippo 200 three straight years. « Show less

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  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears amid changes such as Carl Edwards' move

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears amid changes such as Carl Edwards' move
    With NASCAR's season only a month away, a few drivers are still adjusting to new teams and several crew chiefs are adjusting to new drivers. The most notable change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series — which opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22...
  • Plenty Of Changes As New Season Approaches

    With NASCAR's season just a month away, a few drivers are still adjusting to new teams and several crew chiefs are adjusting to new drivers. The most notable change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series – which opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22 –...
  • Kevin Harvick Pulls Off The Double, Winning Race And The Title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday's Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is...
  • Harvick Captures Sprint Cup With Win In Miami

    Harvick Captures Sprint Cup With Win In Miami
    HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Kevin Harvick claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup title by earning his 29th career series win Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "Well, I just really don't know what to even say about...
  • Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami

    Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship -- but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-...
  • Nascar: Kevin Harvick gana en Homestead y conquista la Sprint Cup/FOTOS

    Nascar: Kevin Harvick gana en Homestead y conquista la Sprint Cup/FOTOS
    En un dramático final en Homestead, el piloto Kevin Harvick se impuso el domingo en la prueba Ford EcoBoost 400 para conquistar su primer campeonato de la Sprint Cup en la serie Nascar. Harvick, de 38 años, aguantó un ataque final de Ryan Newman,...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Chase race at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. - One week after being eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway for the first time. Earnhardt grabbed the lead from Tony Stewart with three laps remaining and then held...
  • NASCAR's Chase racing means never having to say you're sorry

    NASCAR's Chase racing means never having to say you're sorry
    Ryan Newman has no reason to apologize. Sure, Newman dive-bombed Sunoco Rookie of the Year front-runner Kyle Larson on the final lap of Sunday's Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, but there were extenuating...
  • Richmond puts on another good Sprint Cup show, including fireworks

    Richmond puts on another good Sprint Cup show, including fireworks
    RICHMOND — For sheer memorability, the Toyota Owners 400 earned its place on the list of unforgettable Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway. Crazy start. Twenty lead changes. Multiple car fires. Great beat-and-bang finish. The...
  • Brad Keselowski takes Geico 500 at Talladega

    Brad Keselowski takes Geico 500 at Talladega
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski battled Ryan Newman in the closing laps of the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, getting out front with drafting and blocking...
  • NASCAR's Sam Hornish Jr. is a case study of a racer's tenacity

    NASCAR's Sam Hornish Jr. is a case study of a racer's tenacity
    There have been more than a few occasions in recent years when one might have asked: Why does Sam Hornish Jr. still do this? After winning three IndyCar series titles and 19 IndyCar races, including the crown jewel Indianapolis 500 in 2006, Hornish...