Brakes will be key heading into Martinsville Speedway this weekend and Marcos Ambrose plans to utilize his braking skills to give himself an advantage over the field. With a background in road course racing Ambrose has had many years to hone his braking skills and hopes it will pay off this weekend with a win at the half-mile track.
With the short nature of Martinsville Speedway, brakes tend to overheat, making brake management key for teams. The drivers who can roll into the corners without having to be hard on the brakes early in the race will have the equipment left at the end to contend for a win.
Ambrose will be making his eighth career start at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. The Australian native's best start (second) and best finish (11th) at the Virginia track came in 2010. Ambrose sits in 17th-place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings heading into this weekend's 500-mile race.
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