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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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  • Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited

    Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited
    Leading every lap but one in the final segment of The Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick held off Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win Saturday night's season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway for the third time. On the last lap, in...
  • Kyle Busch wins at Fontana as Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wreck on last lap

    Kyle Busch wins at Fontana as Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wreck on last lap
    Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano knocked each other off the race track on the final lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400 -- allowing Kyle Busch to steal the win -- but it was Tony Stewart who left Auto Club Speedway fighting mad.   Yes, it was Busch's 25th ...
  • Marcos Ambrose wins pole for NASCAR race at Watkins Glen

    Marcos Ambrose continued to show his mastery of the curvy road course in Watkins Glen, N.Y., by winning the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Ambrose, who has won the last two Cup races at Watkins Glen International -- the...
  • Marcos Ambrose takes Cup pole at Watkins Glen; Clint Bowyer is second

    Marcos Ambrose takes Cup pole at Watkins Glen; Clint Bowyer is second
    Marcos Ambrose has won the Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen International for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday.     It was the third career pole for Ambrose, who has won the past two Cup races at The Glen. He turned a fast lap of 128.281 mph...
  • The Backstretch Blog: You put your right turn in, you put your right turn out, you put your left turn in...

    The Backstretch Blog: You put your right turn in, you put your right turn out, you put your left turn in...
    This week NASCAR heads back to the road course at Watkins Glen, where right is not wrong. Even though this is the second road course of the season, it is nothing like the race earlier this year at Sonoma. "Watkins Glen is like a superspeedway road...
  • Logano sets track record in qualifying at Michigan; Bowyer will start 11th

    Logano sets track record in qualifying at Michigan; Bowyer will start 11th
    Joey Logano raced to one of the fastest qualifying speeds in NASCAR history Friday, winning the pole at Michigan International Speedway at 203.949 mph.     Logano broke the track record set by Marcos Ambrose last year. Ambrose's mark of 203.241 mph...
  • Kenseth holds off Kahne to get 5th win of season; Bowyer clinches Chase spot

    Kenseth holds off Kahne to get 5th win of season; Bowyer clinches Chase spot
    Matt Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne for 12 nerve-racking laps to hang on and win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.     The win is the fifth of the season for Kenseth, most in the Sprint Cup Series, and clinches a spot in the Chase for the...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville, Clint Bowyer will start 15th

    Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville, Clint Bowyer will start 15th
    Jimmie Johnson has won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway with a track record. Johnson made his fastest lap around the 0.526-mile oval at 98.400 mph Friday. He broke the track record of 98.083 mph held by Tony Stewart....
  • Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt Busch with record pole run; Bowyer starts 26th

    Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt Busch with record pole run; Bowyer starts 26th
    There was no beating the Busches Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. The 42nd of 45 drivers to make a qualifying run in time trials for Saturday night's NRA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Kyle Busch took advantage of the late draw and stole the pole from...
  • Rain Washes Out Time Trials, Puts Carl Edwards On Talladega Pole

    Rain Washes Out Time Trials, Puts Carl Edwards On Talladega Pole
    Practice may not have made perfect for Carl Edwards, but it did make him a pole winner, after rain washed out Saturday's time trials for Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Accordingly, the field was set by...
  • Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th

    Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th
    Unsinkable. Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box—the unsinkable Wally Brown....