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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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  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...
  • NASCAR: Newman holds off Stewart for Sprint Cup win in New Hampshire

    NASCAR: Newman holds off Stewart for Sprint Cup win in New Hampshire
    Ryan Newman capped off a banner weekend for Stewart-Haas Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by winning Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Newman, the pole sitter, conserved enough fuel and then held off his Stewart- Haas Racing teammate, Tony...
  • Notebook: Streaking Ford teams set sights on Chase

    The Sports Xchange Notebook: Streaking Ford teams set sights on Chase By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. -- Enjoying a sustained run of success not experienced in nearly a decade, Ford teams are...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 9 - Part 2

    Part 2 : continues.... ETC.: Larson has been used to running a lot of races, but his schedule in 2014 has been limited to the Sprint Cup Series and companion Nationwide Series events. "Being such a die-hard sprint car racer and fan and everything, I...
  • Pressure on big stars increase as spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship dwindle

    Eleven spots are filled for the upcoming Chase for the Championship. That leaves just five openings — and only eight races remaining to get one of the guaranteed entries. For Aric Almirola, Sprint Cup's newest winner, things couldn't be better. His...
  • Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Aric Almirola was the beneficiary of a rain shower that made him the winner of the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at...
  • Almirola nabs first career win

    The Sports Xchange Almirola nabs first career win By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The rain and the wrecks kept on coming at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday's 56th running of...
  • Notebook: Busch laments missed opportunity

    The Sports Xchange Notebook: Busch laments missed opportunity By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kurt Busch wasn't blaming NASCAR for putting a halt to Sunday's racing at Daytona. He was...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999. Almirola's unexpected win came on the same weekend...
  • McMurray wins pole for Sunday's NASCAR race in Sonoma

    McMurray wins pole for Sunday's NASCAR race in Sonoma
    SONOMA, Calif. -- Jamie McMurray saved the best for last on Saturday in winning the pole for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in record time. The last driver to make his first attempt in the 10-minute second round of NASCAR Sprint Cup...
  • Late record run gives Sonoma pole to McMurray

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: includes agate Late record run gives Sonoma pole to McMurray By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange SONOMA, Calif. -- Jamie McMurray saved the best for last on Saturday in winning the...
  • McMurray wins pole position at Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif. Jamie McMurray captured the pole position for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, his second straight and third in eight years, in knockout-style qualifying on Saturday at Sonoma Raceway. McMurray's average speed in the second round of qualifying...