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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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    The Sports Xchange Harvick tops Bristol qualifying for fifth pole of season By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kevin Harvick is making it look easy in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying...
  • Chase race reaches crunch time for drivers without a win

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  • Watkins Glen: Marcus Ambrose grabs fifth Nationwide career series win

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. It is almost expected to see Marcos Ambrose in Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International, especially in the Nationwide Series of late. That doesn't make it any less rewarding for the Australian native. Ambrose overcame an early-...
  • Gordon continues roll, wins pole at the Glen

    Jeff Gordon holds the record for most road course wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but his last victory at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International came in 2001. He'll have an excellent opportunity to change that in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen...
  • Ambrose once again a favorite at Watkins Glen International

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. Jeff Gordon leads all drivers in the Sprint Cup Series with a NASCAR record nine wins on road courses. Tony Stewart's five Cup series wins at Watkins Glen International are the most of any driver. Neither can touch Marcos Ambrose's...
  • Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race

    Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose on three late-race restarts to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. It was Allmendinger's first career win and made him eligible for...
  • Mike Brudenell: Focus remains on Stewart at Michigan International Speedway

    It would have been about the blistering speeds or Jimmie Johnson looking for the sweep. Even favorite NASCAR son Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to the Irish Hills leading the Sprint Cup series standings isn't the story now, and that's unbelievable and, in...
  • AJ Allmendinger wins NASCAR's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. That was truly a race into the Chase. A.J. Allmendinger went door-to-door and fender-to-fender over the final two laps with Marcos Ambrose to muscle out a win in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. The win...