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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 visit to Richmond yields numerous storylines to watch

    The road to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase, major-league stock-car racing's 10-race playoff, ends as always at Richmond International Raceway. Even before the green flag drops on the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night, 10 of the 12 Chase spots...
  • There will be lots more to watch in Richmond than Earnhardt, Johnson and Stewart

    There will be lots more to watch in Richmond than Earnhardt, Johnson and Stewart
    It's a certainty there will be more Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans on hand at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday for the Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 than any of the "5 Drivers to Watch" listed below. And it's entirely possible there will...
  • Jeff Gordon earns final spot in NASCAR's Chase as Kyle Busch and team falter late at Richmond

    Jeff Gordon earns final spot in NASCAR's Chase as Kyle Busch and team falter late at Richmond
    RICHMOND – Kyle Busch’s team rolled the dice in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and lost. A decision not to pit for fresh tires on a lap 276 caution, gambling that the rain that brought out the yellow flag...
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