Allmendinger ready to repeat at Watkins Glen, make Chase playoffs

AJ Allmendinger celebrated like a rock star following the perfect encore after going toe-to-toe with fellow road course ace Marcos Ambrose on the final two-lap restart and beating him to the finish line to win last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The then-32-year-old first-time Cup winner screamed “I love you guys, thank you,” slowly rose...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Zippo 200 at The Glen Preview

Matthew T. Thacker/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 August 7, 2015 Last weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series took on Iowa Speedway, with Ryan Blaney dominating the race as he led 252 of the 260 laps in the event. The Iowa race also had tempers flaring between Roush-Fenway Racing teammates Chris Buescher and Darrell Wallace, Jr., as well as Ryan Reed and Ross...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Hornish Jr. Struggling in Second-Chance Season

When Marcos Ambrose decided he was going to go back under and race in his native Australia, Richard Petty Motorsports had multiple candidates that were worthy of filling in the vacated seat. However, the seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion had one name in mind, Sam Hornish Jr. Hornish, who previously ran full-time in NASCAR’s top division from 2008 to 2010, was granted...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ambrose asks to be relieved from seat in V8 Supercars

Roger Penske says Marcos Ambrose has asked to temporarily be replaced as driver in the V8 Supercars Series. Penske says the former NASCAR driver made the request so he can familiarize himself with the cars following his return this year to the series. Ambrose won the V8 Supercars championship in 2003 and 2004. He spent six years in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series but returned to Australia...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcos Ambrose taking time away from Australian V8 Supercars

Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske announced Monday night that Marcos Ambrose has requested to be temporarily relieved as driver of the No. 17 DJR Team Penske Ford on the Australian V8 Supercars circuit, beginning with the upcoming race in Tasmania. Veteran driver Scott Pye will replace Ambrose in the team's No. 17 Ford Falcon FG X. Ambrose, who drove full time in the NASCAR Sprint...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: 2015 Season Preview – JTG Daugherty Racing

RIDGELAND, Miss. — For JTG Daugherty Racing, 2014 was a dream season, but for the “little team that could”, 2015 could yield bigger and better things. In their first season together, AJ Allmendinger and crew chief Brian Burns were able to score a thrilling win at Watkins Glen in a late race duel with Marcos Ambrose that not only provided Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty with their...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ambrose reflects on 'tough weekend' after 16th place finish Sunday

Marcos Ambrose placed 16th in the rain-shortened Sydney NRMA 500 on Sunday after finishing 20th and 21st in Saturday’s races. The races took place last weekend at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit, where the 38-year-old made his return to the V8 SuperCar series after a nine-year stint in NASCAR. Nevertheless, the Tasmania native was able to make it to the end of all three races...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambrose 20th in V8 Supercar return to Australia

SYDNEY (AP) Former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose finished 20th Saturday in his first V8 Supercar race in his native Australia since 2005, and after crashing in qualifying. Ambrose, who has spent the past nine years racing in the United States, was driving a wild-card entry for Dick Johnson Racing ahead of his fulltime position with DJR Team Penske in 2015. In qualifying, the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambrose gears up for V8 Supercar return

After eight years of competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, Marcos Ambrose will make his return to V8 Supercars this weekend. Ambrose will compete in the No. 66 Xbox car as a wild-card entry for Dick Johnson Racing, and will lead the DJR Team Penske racing team next year. "We've got to keep expectations in check, but I don't have anything to prove to anybody," said Ambrose...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambrose returns to V8 racing in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) Marcos Ambrose will return to V8 Supercars racing for the first time in nearly a decade when he competes in the season-ending Sydney 500 on Sunday. Ambrose will race in the series for the first time since 2005 as a wild-card entry for Dick Johnson Racing. The two-time V8 champion has spent the past nine years racing in NASCAR, but has returned to Australia to lead the...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambrose to run in 2014 V8 Supercar finale at Homebush

Just three weeks after the NASCAR Sprint Cup series finale in Homestead, Marcos Ambrose will be back behind the wheel of a Ford racing car – only this time he’ll be Down Under. The 38-year-old Australian announced his return to the 2015 V8 Supercar Championship earlier this year, but will actually get his chance behind the wheel of a Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon FG for the...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Xbox Australia partner with Dick Johnson Racing to bring Marcos Ambrose home for Sydney NRMA 500

  Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) today revealed leading videogame and entertainment brand, Xbox, assumes the role of official ‘wildcard’ entry partner in the Sydney NRMA 500 V8 Supercars race this December. Two-time V8 Supercars champion and Australian racing legend Marcos Ambrose – who is returning to Australia after eight years in the US NASCAR circuit to race the Sydney NRMA...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Man at work

Marcos Ambrose raced his last race as a full-time NASCAR driver on Sunday at Homestead, and his night went the way most of the rest of his 2014 season had--with difficulty. One of the top road course racers ever to drive a stock car, Ambrose fought an ill-handling No. 9 Ford and overcame contact with the wall to finish 27th, on the lead lap. Ambrose will return to his native Australia...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambrose set for bittersweet final race with Richard Petty Motorsports

Since September, the NASCAR world has known that Marcos Ambrose would be leaving the sport at season's end to return home to his native Australia, where he'll compete starting next year in the V8 Supercars Championship. Ambrose won championships in 2003 and 2004, respectively, in the Australian road-racing series before coming to the United States to try his hand on ovals in NASCAR...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcos Ambrose to Make Final NASCAR Start for Richard Petty Motorsports

Marcos Ambrose will make his final start in the No. 9 STANLEY Ford this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM).  Ambrose will depart the organization as one of its most successful drivers.  Since joining RPM in 2011, he has put the No. 9 Sprint Cup team in Victory Lane twice while also earning three poles.  In addition, Ambrose has 33 Top-10...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambrose Heads West for Final Phoenix Run

In his final run at the Phoenix International Raceway for Richard Petty Motorsports, Marcos Ambrose heads west for the last time.  Ambrose and the No. 9 STANLEY team will compete in Sunday's race with plenty of fans in the "Valley of the Sun" cheering for Ambrose.   Coming over from Australia to the Southern-born NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Ambrose quickly found friends in his adopted...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Black and Decker Returns for Final Plate Race for Ambrose

For the final time this season, Marcos Ambrose will bring the colors of Black and Decker to the track. The brand will sponsor the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) team in what will be the last plate race for Ambrose.   Ambrose will make his 12th start at NASCAR's largest oval. Ambrose finished fourth in his first start at the track in the Sprint Cup Series, and it remains...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Final 'Home' Race for Ambrose in Sprint Cup Series

Marcos Ambrose will race the No.9 STANLEY Ford this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the final time that he'll race at the track that most NASCAR drivers call 'home'.  Ambrose has made 11 previous starts at the track and has three Top-10 finishes and one Top-Five result.     Ambrose and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) partner Twisted Tea will also be busy this...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Hornish rumored to be going to RPM, driving No. 9 in 2015

With Marcos Ambrose opting to return to Australia to rave V8 Supercars, the seat of the No. 9 Ford Fusion at Richard Petty Motorsports is vacant. Ambrose, 38, won two races at Watkins Glen during his Sprint Cup Series career but was never able to put his car in victory lane on an oval and failed to qualify for the Chase during his six full seasons at the Cup level. The departure...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twisted Tea Brings Primary Sponsorship of Richard Petty Motorsports to Dover

Twisted Tea will bring primary sponsorship to the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) Ford this weekend at the Dover International Speedway.  Marcos Ambrose will race the blue and yellow scheme of the hard iced tea company.  Twisted Tea joined RPM at the end of 2013 and has been an associate sponsor on the No. 9 Ford throughout the season. The company was also a primary sponsor...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: The Week That Was (9/22/14)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Opinions! LOS ANGELES, CA. – Rubbings Racing’s weekly segment continues, recapping everything that has happened in the past week, i.e. “NASCAR: The Week That Was”, written in a “Big Deal or No Big Deal” format. If you have missed anything during the past week, don’t worry – we have you covered. As always I welcome your comments on our Facebook...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcos Ambrose to drive V8 Supercars for Penske

Getty Images Marcos Ambrose will drive for Team Penske on the V8 Supercvars Championship circuit beginning in 2015. Ambrose had already been confirmed as leaving the No. 9 car at Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2014 season. Team Penske will partner with Dick Johnson Racing to field Ford Falcons for Ambrose who won the 2003 and 2004 championships on the v8 Supercar circuit...
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Who can replace Marcos Ambrose at Richard Petty Motorsports?

It is going to be a busy few weeks for executives at Richard Petty Motorsports. On Saturday afternoon, the organization announced that the No. 9 Ford Fusion is vacant for the 2015 season. Driving for the team since 2011, Marcos Ambrose is opting to leave RPM to take his family back to his home in Australia.  In lieu of this decision, the team now has the task of finding a new driver...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Ambrose Returning to V8 Supercars With Team Penske in 2015

MOORESVILLE, NC. — Team Penske announced late Sunday night that it has formed a partnership with one of the most well-known racing teams in the world of V8 Supercars that will begin in 2015. They will pair up with Dick Johnson Racing, which is currently the longest running racing team in Australia to date. Roger Penske and Johnson have selected current Sprint Cup Series driver...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Penske, Marcos Ambrose to run for Australian V8 Supercars title in 2015

Earlier this weekend it was announced that two-time Sprint Cup Series winner Marcos Ambrose would leave NASCAR at the end of the season and return to his native Australia. Shortly after Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, Ambrose's 2015 racing plans became crystal clear. Team Penske announced it would partner with Dick Johnson Racing, the longest-established...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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