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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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  • Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th

    Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th
    Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR racing's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.   Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an...
  • Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th

    Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th
    On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marco Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski. Keselowski had grabbed the lead...
  • Ageless Mark Martin wins Cup pole at Michigan

    Ageless Mark Martin wins Cup pole at Michigan
    Carl Edwards joked that he played with Mark Martin toys as a child. But it was Martin, 53, who had the last laugh Friday, as he blew away the rest of the field in qualifying for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan...
  • Biffle wins at Michigan when Johnson's car falters, Bowyer is 7th

    Biffle wins at Michigan when Johnson's car falters, Bowyer is 7th
    Greg Biffle won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday when leader Jimmie Johnson's car left the track with engine trouble with only six laps remaining.     Johnson started the race from the back because of an engine...
  • 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...
  • Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th

    Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th
    Jimmie Johnson joined an elite club on Saturday night. In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Johnson won the exhibition event for the third time, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr....
  • Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th

    Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th
    Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining...
  • Richard Petty Motorsports staying with Ford

    Richard Petty Motorsports staying with Ford
    Richard Petty Motorsports and Ford Racing will partner for a fourth consecutive season in 2013.     RPM will also continue to lease its cars from Roush Fenway Racing and its engines from Roush Yates Engines.     The team said it will continue fielding a...
  • Crew chief shuffle in full swing at Richard Childress Racing, Petty Motorsports

    Crew chief shuffle in full swing at Richard Childress Racing, Petty Motorsports
    Things may be quiet on the driver front, but silly season for crew chiefs is at full song. Drew Blickensderfer is taking his leave from Richard Childress Racing and Jeff Burton's No. 31 Chevrolet to work for Richard Petty Motorsports, according to an RCR...