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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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  • Larson says he's close to grabbing first Sprint Cup win

    The Sports Xchange Larson says he's close to grabbing first Sprint Cup win By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. -- It may not be the expression of gratitude Jeff Gordon had in mind, but Kyle Larson...
  • Richard Petty Motorsports committed to running two fulltime Cup teams in 2015

    Despite losing driver Marcos Ambrose and sponsor Stanley Tools at the end of the season, Richard Petty Motorsports said in a statement on Wednesday that it remains committed to fielding two fulltime Sprint Cup Series teams in 2015. The organization...
  • PRESS BOX: Kim takes lead at Evian

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Kim takes lead at Evian South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim shot a 1-over 72 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead at the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France. Kim is on top of the leaderboard at 8-under par overall. She...
  • Ambrose leaving RPM, returning to Australia

    The Sports Xchange Ambrose leaving RPM, returning to Australia By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange JOLIET, Ill. -- Marcos Ambrose will leave Richard Petty Motorsports and return home to his native Australia at the...
  • Ambrose leaving RPM for Australia

    The Sports Xchange Ambrose leaving RPM for Australia Marcos Ambrose informed Richard Petty Motorsports that he is leaving NASCAR at the end of the season and will return to his native Australia, it was announced Saturday. It has been speculated that...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...
  • Kahne's win makes Richmond more difficult for Chase bubble drivers

    The Sports Xchange Kahne's win makes Richmond more difficult for Chase bubble drivers By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange Bubble drivers, meet your worst nightmare. His name is Kasey Kahne. When Kahne stole victory...
  • Kahne grabs spot in Chase with Atlanta win

    HAMPTON, Ga. Welcome to the Chase, Kasey Kahne. Kahne took advantage of NASCAR's new win-and-you're-in Chase format, passing Matt Kenseth during a second two-lap overtime to win Sunday night's Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne and his No. 5...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500 results

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500 results By NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race -- Oral-B USA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia Sunday, August 31, 2014 1. (10) Kasey...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 27 - Part 2

    Part 2 : continues.... LOOKING BACK: Busch took the lead on lap 55 and led the next eight laps before NASCAR waved the yellow flag. During the ensuing pit stop, Busch was penalized for speeding as he entered pit stop. He restarted the race at the rear of...
  • NASCAR: Joey Logano holds off Brad Keselowski to win at Bristol

    BRISTOL, Tenn. It was a clean sweep for Team Penske. Joey Logano held off Brad Keselowski to win Saturday night's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and became the third consecutive Penske driver to win at the fast half-mile track this...