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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 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...
  • Dillon learns as he goes as Cup rookie

    The Sports Xchange Dillon learns as he goes as Cup rookie By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Whether or not he makes the Chase, whether or not he wins Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, 2014 has...
  • 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...
  • Chase race reaches crunch time for drivers without a win

    The Sports Xchange Chase race reaches crunch time for drivers without a win By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange In a season of accumulating tension, it's time for a number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to get...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 20 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 20 Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 24 JEFF GORDON, Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports WHERE HE...
  • Third-place finisher Kurt Busch enjoyed front-row seat

    The Sports Xchange Third-place finisher Kurt Busch enjoyed front-row seat By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.-- Sure, Kurt Busch wouldn't have minded too much if AJ Allmendinger and Marcos...
  • AJ Allmendinger wins NASCAR's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. That was truly a race into the Chase. A.J. Allmendinger went door-to-door and fender-to-fender over the final two laps with Marcos Ambrose to muscle out a win in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. The win...
  • Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win

    The Sports Xchange Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- It's always particularly gratifying when someone returns from the abyss -- gratifying...
  • Mike Brudenell: Focus remains on Stewart at Michigan International Speedway

    It would have been about the blistering speeds or Jimmie Johnson looking for the sweep. Even favorite NASCAR son Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to the Irish Hills leading the Sprint Cup series standings isn't the story now, and that's unbelievable and, in...