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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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  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne |...
  • List of 2011 NASCAR drivers and each of their series teams

    This is an alphabetical list of every driver running in each of the three NASCAR series -- the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck series. Drivers running in two or all three series have all their teams listed below them. See who's running...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest
    Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
  • Edwards grabs the Pole at Daytona, Bowyer fails post qualifying inspection

    Edwards grabs the Pole at Daytona, Bowyer fails post qualifying inspection
    It was a Ford kind of day in Daytona with the Blue Ovals grabbing four of the top five spots in qualifying for the 500. Carl Edwards starts on the pole, with his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle also starting on the front row next Sunday. Dale...
  • Matt Kenseth wins wild Daytona 500

    Matt Kenseth wins wild Daytona 500
    There was rain, fire, soap suds and fog in the most bizarre Daytona 500in history. When it was all over, Matt Kenseth was the only sure thing. It wasn't even close. Kenseth capped a crazy 36 hours for NASCAR by winning the first postponed Daytona 500...
  • Brad Keselowski scores repeat Bristol win, Bowyer is forth

    Brad Keselowski scores repeat Bristol win, Bowyer is forth
    NASCAR racing has a new Ice Man. As he completed the final lap of his victory in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keseloswki needled Paul Wolfe, his crew chief. "Paul, are you nervous?" Keselowski radioed to Wolfe, his voice...
  • Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas

    Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas
    Despite a late draw on a slick track that warmed throughout Saturday's qualifying session, AJ Allmendinger claimed the pole for Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, posting a lap at 175.993 mph (30.683 seconds). In winning the second Coors Light pole...
  • Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway

    Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway
    It was Denny Hamlin's day in the sun.  Taking advantage of changing conditions Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Denny Hamlin held offMartin Truex Jr.over the final 30 laps to win the STP 400, his second victory of the season, his first at the 1.5-mile track...
  • Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh

    Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh
    Pulling away from Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a restart with eight laps left in Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch streaked to his fourth straight victory in the spring race at the .75-mile track. The win was...
  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

    Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway
    Jeff Gordon has won the pole for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, where he hopes his season can take a turn for the better.     Gordon ran a lap at 191.623 mph in Saturday's qualifying session. It was good enough to bump AJ Allmendinger, who was...
  • Biffle on the pole in Darlington, Bowyer will start 26th

    Biffle on the pole in Darlington, Bowyer will start 26th
    After a stellar qualifying run, Jimmie Johnson said there was some speed left in Darlington Raceway -- and Greg Biffle found it. Biffle toured the 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.281 seconds (180.2557 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night's Bojangles'...