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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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  • Two-time UARA Champion Matt McCall to race a Pistone LTO Racing Chassis against elite group in Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown

     
    United Auto Racing Association (UARA) Series two-time Champion, Matt McCall, has been invited to race against an elite group of NASCAR drivers that includes Bobby Labonte, Kevin Harvick, Elliott Sadler, Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose, Tony Stewart, Kyle...
  • NASCAR: Marcos Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen

     
    Marcos Ambrose got his first victory in NASCAR's top series after a frantic finish at the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race Monday at Watkins Glen International. In his 105th career start, Ambrose beat Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a two-lap......
  • Greg Biffle, Boris Said call truce, no punches thrown

     
    Said, of course, had one of the most memorable controlled tirades in sports history after the race, when he called Biffle “the most unprofessional little scaredy cat I've ever seen in my life...
  • Kurt Busch wins at Sonoma for first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of year

     
    Kurt Busch was dominant Sunday in winning the NASCAR race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Busch and his No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge were followed by second place Jeff Gordon,......
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Thunder Rolls

    Thunder Valley, The Bullring, whatever you call it, time to head up on ole rocky top to Tennessee and the Bristol Motor speedway. After what I still consider one of the most worthless off weeks in all of sports (I mean you are just gaining momentum and...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season-The Best of the Rest

    Okay boys and girls, with less than two weeks til the Daytona 500, it's time to talk championships. NASCAR gave the media 35 drivers from which to pick our top 12. Each of of us ranked the drivers 35 to 1. This is a look at my ballot. We will start...
  • Hendrick teammates grab front row for Daytona 500, Field Set for Duels

    Dale Earnhardt, Junior grabbed his 10th career pole on Sunday for NASCAR's biggest race of the year. Junior put up a fast last of 186.089 mph  in Daytona 500 qualifying, nipping his teammate Jeff Gordon, who timed in at 185.966 mph. Qualifying for the...
  • Joey Logano wins pole at Sonoma

    Joey Logano has won the pole on the road course at Infineon Raceway. Logano posted a lap of 93.256 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to take the top qualifying spot for Sunday's race. It snapped Kurt Busch's streak of three consecutive poles. Jamie...
  • Kurt Busch earns first Road Course Victory

    Kurt Busch earns first Road Course Victory
    Kurt Busch has earned his first career road course victory with a dominating performance at Infineon Raceway.    Busch led a race-high 76 laps and beat Jeff Gordon by almost 4 seconds for his first win of the season.    It marked a total turnaround for...
  • 2011 Daytona 500 results

    2011 Daytona 500 results Finish | Start | Car # | Driver | Car Make | Sponsor | Points/Bonus | Laps | Status | Winning 1 | 32 | 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center | 0 | 208 | Running | 1,463,810 2 | 22 | 99 | Carl...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    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 | Ford | Motorcraft/...
  • 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Drivers

    Car | Driversort icon | Sponsor | Make 139 | Alan Tardiff | Renton Coil Spring | Ford 27 | Alex Kennedy | National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund/Sacred Power | Ford 27 | Andrew Ranger | Quebec Dodge Dealer Association | Dodge 92 | Andy...