Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Aussie is staying!

At least, for a little while. This is straight from the article on Yahoo! Australia:

Australian driver Marcos Ambrose has cemented his place in the competitive US NASCAR series with a new two-year deal. Ambrose, who was at the centre of a controversial and spectacular multi-car collision last weekend, is secure after an agreement between his JTG Daugherty Racing outfit and the Michael Waltrip Racing stable.

The two companies agreed that they would operate in partnership under a technical alliance for 2010-11. Ambrose said he was encouraged by the continuity that this deal brings to his racing program. He said he had already gained a lot from the relationship as part of an impressive first season in the top-flight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

JTG Daugherty Racing operates out of the Michael Waltrip Racing facility in Cornelius, North Carolina, with engineering and mechanical responsibilities all fully-integrated into the MWR operation.

"It's great news that we have realigned with MWR," Ambrose said. "We've been very successful this year and we even came close to winning a race or two. We've been solid in the points all season long and this was just our first year working together as a full-time Cup operation. We are really looking forward to 2010 and continuing our work with MWR."

This is great news and I hope that Marcos escapes the dreaded 'sophomore slump' next year :)


  1. Well this answers my question Tez. Lets hope he gets a chance to win a few next year.

  2. Yipee! Most likeable guy in the sport right now...hope he can get a win asap!

  3. Well all righty,,, something great happens in NASCAR and he deserves it for what he has done.

    This brings me to ask you, Who from the V-8 supercars do you think could make a go in NASCAR?


  4. and he's sporting a funky new Little Debbies scheme this his website says anyway, lol

    Jamie; at the moment, I'd have to favour either Jamie Whincup or Will Davison....purely since both are young (under 30) but proven tintop racers.

  5. Its too bad we don't see them bad boy V8 supercars on a banked oval,, have they ever raced on one, or always street and road courses?.. I had a feeling Jamie Whincup would come up. Thats a last name to have un cup racing.

    I loved the blue cup cake scheme.