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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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  • Kevin Harvick takes Sprint Cup pole for first time at Darlington

    Kevin Harvick takes Sprint Cup pole for first time at Darlington
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500. Harvick came out on top in the first knockout qualifying session at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway since the...
  • Tony Stewart takes pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas

    Tony Stewart takes pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart waited right until the end of the final round to attempt his lap and circled the speedway at 195.454 mph to grab the...
  • Kurt Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville

    Kurt Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time victor to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since October 2002. Johnson, with eight wins in 25...
  • Kurt Busch outduels Johnson at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch got by Jimmie Johnson with 11 laps remaining at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday and was able to hold off Johnson in the closing laps to win the STP 500 Sprint Cup race. "I didn't know if we'd be able to do it," Busch...
  • Kurt Busch strong-arms Jimmie Johnson for Martinsville win

    By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange MARTINSVILLE, Va. - On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as "The Outlaw" committed highway robbery. Bullying his way past six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup...
  • Kurt Busch roars back into Sprint Cup prominence

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. "Done." That's the word Kurt Busch used on the radio Sunday, driving around with a banged-up back fender. It was the wrong word. The veteran driver shook off discouragement, stayed out of a grudge match with Brad Keselowski and then...
  • Kurt Busch holds off Jimmie Johnson to win STP 500

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. Kurt Busch was not seeking redemption, just a victory. He found both in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, 35, who has been involved in a number of controversies on and off the track during his career, found his way back...
  • Kurt Busch wins at Martinsville

     Kurt Busch wins at Martinsville
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kurt Busch got beat on by one driver and passed another to escape with a victory in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, who received several shots from an angry Brad Keselowski after an early-race incident between...
  • Kyle Busch sprints to Auto Club 400 victory

    By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange FONTANA, Calif. — In a race that saw tire problems turn the contest upside-down, Kyle Busch won Sunday's Auto Club 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the...
  • Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish

    Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish
    Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana for the second consecutive year in a two-lap overtime finish Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Kyle Larson, the 21-year-old who won NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series race on Saturday in Fontana,...
  • Matt Kenseth wins Fontana pole

    FONTANA, Calif. Matt Kenseth is fast again. Kenseth, who started the season struggling to get a grasp on NASCAR's new knockout qualifying format, mastered it on Friday, winning the pole for Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Kenseth was...