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Card Sharks: Wild Battle For Chase Spot As Playoffs Loom
You could say Marcos Ambrose did himself – and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans – a big favor by winning at Watkins Glen International for the second consecutive season. Ambrose’s Aug. 11 victory gives him a shot at his first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ appearance.
He also became the sixth different winner among drivers ranked 11th through 20th in the points standings, adding yet another dimension to the pursuit of two “Wild Card” berths in this year’s Chase.
The Australian still has work remaining. His second career victory pushed him to 17th in points and fifth among “Wild Card” eligible winners. Ambrose likely needs at least one more victory but should be among favorites this week at Michigan International Speedway.
Ambrose won the Coors Light Pole for the repaved track’s June race at 203.241 mph and finished ninth.
Kasey Kahne, twice a winner this year and 11th in points, remains the holder of the first Chase “Wi...
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I am very excited to see how everything plays out during these final four races of what we call our regular season. I really believe we are going to see guys let it all hang out and roll the dice in some situations.
I hate to use the word desperation, but there are guys out there who are desperate to make the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, knowing the opportunity will slip through...
After the fender-clanging show that Marcos Ambrose and Brad Keselowski put on last Sunday at Watkins Glen International, the two drivers could be forgiven if they needed to take a deep breath. With the cut-off point for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup bearing down on the field, neither one can afford a let-up.
Ambrose and Keselowski will have extra incentive -- if not similar...
It was a good day for the Ford Racing camp as Carl Edwards (2nd), Matt Kenseth (4th), Trevor Bayne (6th), and Marcos Ambrose (7th) found their way into the top ten during qualifying for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. Below are quotes from Kenseth, Ambrose, Bayne, Casey Mears, David Ragan, David Gilliland, and Aric Almirola. Also included is Edwards’ post qualifying press conference...
The Road To Richmond” motors its way into Michigan International Speedway this weekend, with all the attention on the “wild card” spots. There are only four races left, including the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, September 8, at Richmond International Raceway, for the bubble drivers to make their mark and race their way into the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup...