Marcos Ambrose

Marcos Ambrose (born 1 September 1976 in Launceston, Tasmania) is a championship winning Australian racing car driver. He currently drives the No. 9 DeWalt Power Tools Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Ambrose is a dual Australian V8 Supercar champion in 2003 and 2004, having spearheaded Stone Brothers Racing's rise in the sport which saw the team dominate for three years after a five-year drought for Ford teams in the championship.

In 2006 Ambrose relocated to the USA to pursue racing in NASCAR, starting with the Camping World Truck Series; driving a Ford for JTG Daugherty Racing. He moved up to the Nationwide Series in 2007 with the same team; driving the #59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion for JTG Daugherty Racing, before racing in the Sprint Cup Series with Wood Brothers Racing, first with Fords then Toyotas. Ambrose joined Richard Petty Motorsports in 2011 where after three years in the series he scored his first race win at Watkins Glen, becoming the first Australian driver to do so.

Read more about Marcos Ambrose:  Early Years, 2001–2005: V8 Supercars Australia, 2006: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, 2007–2010: Nationwide Series & Sprint Cup Series, 2011: Sprint Cup Series & Nationwide Series, Career Results, Awards

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