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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'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...
  • Gordon Knocks Ambrose Off Watkins Glen Pole

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — When the second and final round of qualifying ended on Saturday at Watkins Glen International, Jeff Gordon climbed onto the window ledge of his No. 24 Chevrolet and raised his arms in triumph. Gordon had just won the pole for...
  • Ambrose gets fifth Nationwide road win

    Ambrose gets fifth Nationwide road win
    Recovering from an early spin after contact with Kyle Busch's Toyota, Marcos Ambrose held off Busch in the closing laps of Saturday's Zippo 200 at the Glen to win the series-best fifth road course race of his Nationwide Series career. The Australian...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
    Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999. Almirola's unexpected win came on the same weekend...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kyle Busch seals Chase place with win

    Kyle Busch seals Chase place with win
    HAMPTON, Ga. -- On a night when the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski saw his hopes of making this year's Chase for the Championship all but go up in smoke, Kyle Busch came out of nowhere Sunday to win the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor...
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