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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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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race

    Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose on three late-race restarts to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. It was Allmendinger's first career win and made him eligible for...
  • Watkins Glen: Marcus Ambrose grabs fifth Nationwide career series win

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. It is almost expected to see Marcos Ambrose in Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International, especially in the Nationwide Series of late. That doesn't make it any less rewarding for the Australian native. Ambrose overcame an early-...
  • Gordon continues roll, wins pole at the Glen

    Jeff Gordon holds the record for most road course wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but his last victory at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International came in 2001. He'll have an excellent opportunity to change that in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen...
  • Ambrose once again a favorite at Watkins Glen International

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. Jeff Gordon leads all drivers in the Sprint Cup Series with a NASCAR record nine wins on road courses. Tony Stewart's five Cup series wins at Watkins Glen International are the most of any driver. Neither can touch Marcos Ambrose's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...