Has finished top-15 in five of last seven races
CONCORD, N.C. (September 17, 2013) - Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT Ford team will head back to New England for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series second stop at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. They will do so with a nice run of momentum since August.
Since Pocono in late August, Ambrose and the No. 9 team have found consistency in their finishes. With two top-10 runs and three more top-15 finishes, the team is running as strong as they have all season.
The New Hampshire 300 will mark Ambrose's 10th start at the one-mile track. The Australian native's best finish of ninth came in the July event in 2011 with the No. 9 team. He also has two Nationwide and one truck series start at the Northeast track. Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer has seven 'Cup starts under his belt as a crew chief and a best finish of seventh with David Ragan in 2011. The Illinois native also has four Nationwide starts, three of which he finished in the top-five.
Comments from DEWALT Ford Fusion Driver Marcos Ambrose:
"Our last trip at New Hampshire was very disappointing. We were caught up in a wreck and just didn't get a chance to even race. So, this weekend we expect a much better result. This is a hard track, using a lot of brake and getting the car to turn. We're going to have our work cut out, but our team is strong as ever now. We feel good about another good run."
Comments from Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer on New Hampshire:
"We had a decent car at New Hampshire in June. Unfortunately, we had some damage early on and that just changed our day. Like Marcos said, we're running pretty strong right now. We've found some consistency and getting better results. We can pull of a win at any track if everything comes together. We are closer than ever now."
The No. 9 team will bring chassis No. 865 this weekend. The team last ran this chassis at Richmond International Raceway this fall.
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