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Marcos Ambrose |

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports-9
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 178

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Marcos Ambrose’s 2014 season-to-date has been bookended by two strong runs apiece during the spring and summer. He finished fifth at Bristol and Martinsville in March, and then scored an eighth at Sonoma and 10th at Daytona in the past four weeks.
Ambrose was expected to run better at Sonoma and anything can happen in a plate race, but if he can regain his mojo when the series returns to the short tracks later this year, he could be one of the most pleasant surprises in those events. Jul 17 - 4:37 PM

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Marcos Ambrose finishes 10th in Sunday's rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

He started the No. 9 Ford Fusion 18th on the grid for the Coke Zero 400. He moved up one spot to 19th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jul 7 - 1:43 PM

Marcos Ambrose will debut the colors of Black and Decker this weekend on the Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) No. 9 Ford Fusion.

Ambrose has three previous starts at Kentucky with RPM. The track has proved to be one his best ovals on qualifying day with an average start inside the Top-10. His best start is fifth just last season. He has completed every lap he's ever raced at Kentucky and has a pair of Top-15 finishes. Ambrose's best finish at Kentucky is 13th.-Breaking Limits
Jun 25 - 8:12 PM

Marcos Ambrose finishes 8th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma (CA) Raceway.

He started the No. 9 Ford Fusion 23rd on the grid for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. He advanced two spots to 21st in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 23 - 9:57 AM

Drew Blickenderfer, crew chief for Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 Ford Fusion) in the Sprint Cup Toyota / SaveMart 350k at Sonoma Raceway wins the Moog Problem Solver of the Race award.

The award goes to the crew chief that improves the most from first half of the race to the second half utilizing the 40 best lap times (improved 0.538 seconds). Ambrose started the race in 23rd place, led 5 laps and finished 8th. He is 21st in the 2014 Sprint Cup point standings.
Jun 22 - 7:47 PM

Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 DeWALT Ford) has two top fives, five top 10s; one pole and an and an average finish of 11.8 at Sonoma Raceway.

He has an average Running Position of 10.5, second-best; Series-best Driver Rating of 108.0; 58 Fastest Laps Run, third-most; Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 89.904 mph; 544 Laps in the Top 15 (81.6%), ninth-most and 207 Quality Passes, seventh-most.-NASCAR.com
Jun 16 - 8:58 PM

Marcos Ambrose has stats that prove that he is one of the most successful to race for "The King" Richard Petty.

Since 1993 (when Richard became sole owner), over a dozen drivers have raced full-time for "The King." While racing for Petty, Ambrose has two wins, three poles, 10 Top-Five and 28 Top-10 finishes. His number of wins equal that of the late Bobby Hamilton and Kasey Kahne. His Top-10 finish mark is only behind Hamilton by one while driving for Petty. He can equal that mark this weekend at Michigan.-Breaking Limits
Jun 11 - 7:57 PM

Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT team will head to the one-mile Dover International Speedway this weekend with one thing on their mind, a win.

After a few weeks of poor finishes, Ambrose has the experience and previous results to be a threat to win this weekend. He has 11 previous starts at the track with a best finish of third in 2011 with RPM. He also has two more Top-10 finishes at the track. His highest start of 12th was also in 2011.-Breaking Limits
May 27 - 8:14 PM

Marcos Ambrose will be making his 11th start at the mile-and-a-half Charlotte Motor Speedway located just a few short miles from Richard Petty Motorsports.

The Aussie has three Top-10s, including one Top-Five finish at the track. His best finish is fifth in 2011, but hopes to better that with his new sponsor on Sunday.-Breaking Limits
May 22 - 1:52 PM

Richard Petty Motorsports heads into this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway competing for spots in the Sprint All-Star Race.

Both Aric Almirola (No. 43 Ford Fusion) and Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 Ford Fusion) will have two options to make the exhibition event. They can advance by finishing in the Top-Two in the Sprint Showdown on Friday or by winning the fan vote. Earlier this week, both drivers were announced in the Top-10 of the Sprint Fan Vote.-Breaking Limits
May 14 - 1:31 PM

Marcos Ambrose finishes 19th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

He started the No. 9 Ford 26th on the grid for the Aaron's 499. He is currently 16th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
May 5 - 1:55 PM

Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 Ford Fusion) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

His average speed of 196.910 mph was best of the 29 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 42 Kyle Larson, No. 51 Justin Allgaier, No. 10 Danica Patrick and No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are the rest of the top five on this list.
May 2 - 3:21 PM

Sitting 16th in the Cup Series driver standings, Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT team head to the Talladega with an opportunity to move into the Top-10 with just a little luck.

The team is only 14 markers behind 10th. Talladega is a track where you can never predict the outcome and every driver has the opportunity to win. The race winner is usually not determined until the last lap. Ambrose has been a part of 10 of the wild races and finished fourth in his first Cup start at the track. He has started in the top-five in three of his last four starts.-Breaking Limits
Apr 30 - 9:15 PM

NASCAR has penalized drivers Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears for their involvement in a post-race altercation in the garage area following last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 car, and Mears, driver of the No. 13 car, were found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing), and 12-4.9 (Behavioral Penalty; involved in an altercation in the garage area after the race) as outlined in the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result, Ambrose has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until May 28, while Mears has been fined $15,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until May 28.-NASCAR PR
Apr 29 - 8:07 PM

Marcos Ambrose finishes 18th in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

He started the No. 9 Ford Fusion 11th in the lineup for the Toyota Owners 400. He is currently 16th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.-NSCS
Apr 28 - 1:51 PM