Ambrose Proud to Carry The International Flag for NASCAR

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Australian Driver Only Full-Time Sprint Cup Driver Born Outside United States

Marcos Ambrose will carry the colors of Mac Tools on the No. 9 Ford for the one and only time this weekend at the one-mile Phoenix International Speedway just outside the city of Phoenix. Ambrose will be making his 12th Sprint Cup start at the track. His best finish is eighth and start is third, both with Richard Petty Motorsports.

Marcos Ambrose, Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
Marcos Ambrose, Richard Petty Motorsports Ford

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

"I'm proud to be from Australia and carry the international flag in NASCAR. The sport is wildly popular back home as is Richard Petty. Everyone knows Richard Petty, and it's cool to be the guy that is representing Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR globally.

"Richard Petty Motorsports is really a team that reaches globally with our partners Stanley Black and Decker and Smithfield Foods- both companies who play on an international stage. My fans back home want to order the fan gear and can relate cause they know the companies that support us. They are dedicated and loyal, it's amazing to see that and I love it.

"I think I help not only our team, but NASCAR as well being the only international driver full-time. Juan Pablo was good for our sport too, and I believe we'll see more international drivers in the future. Right now, I'm proud to carry the International fans of our sport, especially for my fans home in Australia who I really love."

Richard Petty Motorsports

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