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Last year, Marcus Ambrose finished 18th in points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Marcus Ambrose started his driving career in karting (Australia) and wanted to race Formula One cars in Europe. Luckily for NASCAR fans, we got the pleasure of attracting this road course expert. Ambrose, racing in the #9 Stanley Tools for Richard Petty Racing, has the backing to see another great season this year. I definitely think his road course ability makes him an important spot play, but I really feel that Ambrose has the ability to win at a regular track this year.
Overall Points: Ambrose eclipsed the 900 mark and posted 950 total points last year. If he can get his elusive oval track win, then he could potentially break 1000 this season.
Wins: Ambrose got a win at Watkin’s Glen last year. With that win, he also got me a big money win. Like I said before, Ambrose is an excellent spot start and should be used at every road course.
Top-10 Finishes: Ambrose had eleven top-10 finishes this year, showing all NASCAR fans that his talent isn’t solely based on making left and right turns- the guy can also make a solid left.
Laps Lead: Ambrose came in just under his RPE teammate Aric Almirola with 74 laps led. He should see a lot more laps at the helm this year, especially if he gets a lead at a road course.
Pole Position: Ambrose took down two poles last year and hit the 3rd fastest pole time in NASCAR history. I think RPE will build off of this success and shoot for more poles this year.
Team Strength: Ambrose is another guy racing for a great team. RPE puts a lot of focus on Ambrose and Almirola as they are their two staple guys. He has the support, and now he just needs to get that ever important oval track win.
Ambrose actually makes road courses worth watching to me. I am the typical Nascar fan: I like to go fast and I usually don’t get into the road courses. Ambrose has a way of driving this “right” turn style that unleashes speed on tracks like Sonoma and Watkin’s Glen. Just like Montoya, Ambrose is a road course must. I have spot-started both guys at the courses in the past, and it paid of tremendously with Ambrose’s win at the Glen last year. I have a lot of faith in Ambrose and could definitely see him winning a conventional race this year.