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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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  • 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...
  • Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought; Clint Bowyer is 6th

    Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought; Clint Bowyer is 6th
    On a speedway with a fresh coat of asphalt, Joey Logano may just have gotten a fresh start.   After reclaiming the lead from veteran Mark Martin on Lap 157 of 160, Logano pulled away to win the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, his...
  • Marcos Ambrose sets restrictor-plate-era qualifying record at Michigan

    Marcos Ambrose sets restrictor-plate-era qualifying record at Michigan
    Australian Marcos Ambrose has a new distinction -- he's the fastest thing in a NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car in 25 years. With a record-setting run Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, Ambrose won the pole for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400, leading 18...
  • Marcos Ambrose makes it 2 poles in a row, Clint Bower will start 6th at Sonoma

    Marcos Ambrose makes it 2 poles in a row, Clint Bower will start 6th at Sonoma
    Marcos Ambrose had never won a Sprint Cup Series pole before last week.     Now he has two in a row.     Ambrose won the top starting spot for Sunday's race at Sonoma with a fast lap around the 1.99-mile road course. He knocked off Jimmie Johnson,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Time to go left...left...left...right...left...

    The Backstretch Blog: Time to go left...left...left...right...left...
    Leave all your left turn jokes behind this week, NASCAR is making right turns too this weekend. The course formally known as Sears Point, formally known as Infineon, will host the first road course race of the year. I feel like this course has had more...
  • Kansas Native Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma

    Kansas Native Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma
    Clint Bowyer's victory in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma was a surprise to the driver who chased him for more than 20 laps -- Kurt Busch -- but in retrospect, history may have been on Bowyer's side. "I just kept thinking, 'He's a dirt Late Model...