Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 11/15/14

FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 08: Marcos Ambrose, driver of the Little Debbie Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi Max 400 on October 8, 2010 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
CONCORD, N.C. – Riding momentum from the team’s first top-10 of the season, Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT Ford team look forward to high-speed racing at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The team will utilize a test session Thursday to prepare their newly-built chassis for 501 miles under the lights on Saturday. Ambrose will make his 10th start at the speedway. He has collected four top-15 finishes, including a sixth-place finish with Richard Petty Motorsports in the spring of 2011. Comments from DEWALT Ford Fusion Driver Marcos Ambrose: “Last week’s top-10 finish was really what we needed. We know we are a team capable of running up front each week. We just had a monkey on our back. After getting a front row start and then finishing eighth, we have our confidence back. We just need to keep going. We have something to build off. “Texas is a fast track. We’ll get some extra track time with the test session on Thursday, so I am confident that the DEWALT guys will dial the new chassis in. We were fast at mile-and-a-half tracks last season. Our guys are getting a lot better with the new cars, and I think we’ll be pretty fast this weekend.” Comments from Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer on Texas: “Texas is a very fast track and handling is very important. We’ll have three and a half hours to test the car on Thursday. We’ve got a good plan going into the test. I’m confident we can ride the high of last week’s top-10 to race up in the front this weekend.”  Chassis History: The No. 9 team has prepared chassis No. 847 for Texas. The team built the chassis in the off-season.

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