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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...
  • Harvick advances to season finale with win at Phoenix

    The Sports Xchange Harvick advances to season finale with win at Phoenix By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange AVONDALE, Ariz. -- A victory at Phoenix -- and a dominating one at that -- was exactly what Kevin Harvick...
  • Final Four go for Sprint Cup title at Homestead

    The Sports Xchange By Bob Moore, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: NASCAR sidebar Final Four go for Sprint Cup title at Homestead PHOENIX, Ariz. - Each of the final four will be going for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. That fact alone will...
  • Johnson wins at Texas; Keselowski and Gordon brawl on pit road

    The Sports Xchange Johnson wins at Texas; Keselowski and Gordon brawl on pit road By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Texas -- It happens every fall, at least in recent years. Jimmie Johnson won the...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Chase race at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. - One week after being eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway for the first time. Earnhardt grabbed the lead from Tony Stewart with three laps remaining and then held...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. Access denied. Dale Earnhardt Jr., already eliminated from Sprint Cup Series title contention, held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon to win Sunday's Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway. With the victory, Earnhardt...
  • Earnhardt wins at Martinsville as calamity strikes Chase favorites

    The Sports Xchange Earnhardt wins at Martinsville as calamity strikes Chase favorites By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- On a day that saw two of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites...
  • Brad Keselowski takes Geico 500 at Talladega

    Brad Keselowski takes Geico 500 at Talladega
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski battled Ryan Newman in the closing laps of the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, getting out front with drafting and blocking...
  • NASCAR's Sam Hornish Jr. is a case study of a racer's tenacity

    NASCAR's Sam Hornish Jr. is a case study of a racer's tenacity
    There have been more than a few occasions in recent years when one might have asked: Why does Sam Hornish Jr. still do this? After winning three IndyCar series titles and 19 IndyCar races, including the crown jewel Indianapolis 500 in 2006, Hornish...
  • 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...
  • 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...