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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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  • Matt Kenseth wins wild Daytona 500

    Matt Kenseth wins wild Daytona 500
    There was rain, fire, soap suds and fog in the most bizarre Daytona 500in history. When it was all over, Matt Kenseth was the only sure thing. It wasn't even close. Kenseth capped a crazy 36 hours for NASCAR by winning the first postponed Daytona 500...
  • NASCAR: Newman holds off Stewart for Sprint Cup win in New Hampshire

    NASCAR: Newman holds off Stewart for Sprint Cup win in New Hampshire
    Ryan Newman capped off a banner weekend for Stewart-Haas Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by winning Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Newman, the pole sitter, conserved enough fuel and then held off his Stewart- Haas Racing teammate, Tony...
  • Ambrose wins Nationwide race in Montreal

    Marcos Ambrose survived a collision with Jacques Villeneuve to win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide race on Saturday. Ambrose took the lead on a restart with 10 laps to go as he blew past Alex Tagliani and held top spot through the sixth caution...
  • White Hot Keselowski Wins Third Of 2011

    Brad Keselowski’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes continued Saturday, with an improbable victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway—his third win of the season and his second since breaking his left ankle Aug. 3 in a...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Time is running out for Chase hopefuls as NASCAR hits Richmond

    Saturday night under the lights in Richmond. Other than the Daytona 500, easily the most exciting weekend of the year since the Chase was invented. I mean, where else are you watching the battle for 20th, maybe more closely than you are the battle for the...
  • Keselowski streak makes him Chase title contender

    It's a function of the fickle nature of NASCAR that a guy who was once one of its most polarizing drivers might have more friends on the track than anyone this weekend and could be a championship contender, though he isn't even in the top 10 in points....
  • Kahne Wins At Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart Race To Dead Heat

    Kahne Wins At Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart Race To Dead Heat
    It was Ali-Frazier in the Garden. It was Celtics-Lakers with Bird and Magic. It was NASCAR’s dream. Punch and counterpunch—the top two drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup trading shots in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test At Daytona International Speedway

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test At Daytona International Speedway
    Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams turned laps at the high banks of Daytona International Speedway Tuesday, seeking the best baseline aerodynamic package for next January’s Preseason Thunder Test at “The World Center of Racing.”...
  • Montoya takes pole at Pocono Raceway, Bowyer will start 19th

    Montoya takes pole at Pocono Raceway, Bowyer will start 19th
    Juan Pablo Montoya has turned a lap of 176.043 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway.     Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard qualified second and third Saturday. Kasey Kahne and Marcos Ambrose round out the top five.     Montoya won his first pole since April...
  • Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th

    Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th
    Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR racing's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.   Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an...
  • Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th

    Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th
    On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marco Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski. Keselowski had grabbed the lead...