Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin win Budweiser Duels at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin each claimed a Budweiser Duel victory Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, earning top positions for the Daytona 500.

Logano qualifies first in Michigan Sprint Cup race

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Joey Logano set a qualifying record to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski over the final two laps Sunday to win the Cheeze-It 355 Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

Ambrose wins Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Marcos Ambrose set a track record Saturday while claiming pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen.

Earnhardt wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky., June 28 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. set a qualifying record Friday in winning the pole for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Kevin Harvick holds off Kasey Kahne for Coca Cola 600 victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick held off defending champ Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday, winning the accident-marred Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Ten NASCAR fans hurt when TV cable falls at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- At least 10 fans were hurt and several cars were damaged by a falling TV camera cable Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, track officials said.

Busch brothers qualify 1-2 in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch edged his brother Kurt in qualifying Friday to win the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Johnson wins Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson set a qualifying record at Martinsville Speedway Friday and won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500.

Sprint Cup leader qualifies third

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski, who is within reach of his first Sprint Cup championship, qualified third Friday for the final race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Tony Stewart wins Sprint Cup pole

ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart, the defending Sprint Cup Series champion, won his first pole of the year Friday by turning in the fastest qualifying lap for the AdvoCare 500.

Hamlin nears Chase spot with Bristol win

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin grabbed the lead from Carl Edwards with 38 laps to go Saturday and held on to win the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Biffle takes Michigan after Johnson mishap

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle grabbed a late lead after Jimmie Johnson's engine blew up Sunday and hung on to claim the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Mark Martin wins Sprint Cup pole

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Mark Martin earned his fourth Sprint Cup pole of the season Friday, finishing first in qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Ambrose chases down Keselowski for win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski on the final lap Sunday and held on at the finish to win a hotly contested Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
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Marcos Ambrose
Todd Bodine(30) series points leader passes Marcos Ambrose in turn 4 during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida on November 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/Chad Cameron)

Marcos Ambrose (born 1 September 1976) is an Australian race car driver. He drives the #9 Stanley Tools/DeWalt Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He was the Australian V8 Supercar champion in 2003 and 2004, and is credited with reviving Ford Racing in Australia, after years of Holden domination. Australian motorsport journalists as part of V8X magazine’s 10-year celebrations have rated Marcos Ambrose as the best ever V8 Supercar driver. The journalists were polled on who they thought were the 10 greatest V8 Supercar drivers, excluding the previous Group A category of Australian Touring Cars.

In 2006, he raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, piloting the #20 Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards Ford for Team Australia. He moved up to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2007, driving the #59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion for JTG Daugherty Racing.

Marcos grew up in Launceston, in Tasmania, Australia, the son of another racing driver, Ross Ambrose and was educated at Scotch Oakburn College. He began racing karts at the age of ten. He won four Tasmanian state junior karting titles and was the Australian karting champion in 1995 in the Clubman Heavy class at the Dubbo circuit in New South Wales driving for Tony Kostelnak racing.

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