Category: Nascar

Ambrose strong in Texas qualifying

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose will start the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway from the fourth row after a strong performance in qualifying. Pole went to David Ragan with Roush Fenway team-mate Carl Edwards to share the front row. The Tasmanian’s performance was good enough for seventh and was made even more impressive as he…



Ambrose a victim of Martinsville carnage

Marcos Ambrose has described himself as a ‘victim’ after being spun into the outside wall early in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Ambrose had been running in the top 20 for the opening stanza of the race, and trailed team-mate AJ Allmendinger in 16th position when he was hit from behind by…



McLaren’s $100m man moves to NASCAR

Mike Coughlan, the designer at the centre of Formula One’s 2007 spy scandal that resulted in a $100 million fine for McLaren, has moved to NASCAR. The Briton has accepted the position of director of vehicle design at Michael Waltrip Racing, which runs Toyota Camrys for David Reutimann and Martin Truex in the NASCAR Sprint…



Raikkonen’s NASCAR plans gain momentum

Kimi Raikkonen’s move into NASCAR continues to gather momentum, with confirmation that the Finnish driver will test with Kyle Busch Motorsports next week. The 2007 Formula One World Champion has also confirmed that he’ll make his race debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series on May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Raikkonen is expected…



New car for Ambrose at Martinsville

Marcos Ambrose will start this weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville with a brand-new Richard Petty Motorsport’s chassis. The Australian driver, currently 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup title, will get his new machine at the track where he qualified second last year – a season high. This new Dewalt Ford Fusion is RPM’s…