Indianapolis: JTG, Ambrose pre-race debut notes

Little Debbie, Marcos Ambrose and JTG Daugherty Racing will get a jump start jump-start on their future during today's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Thanks to a great qualifying effort and a lot of hard work from the 47 crew the new team will...

Little Debbie, Marcos Ambrose and JTG Daugherty Racing will get a jump start jump-start on their future during today's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Thanks to a great qualifying effort and a lot of hard work from the 47 crew the new team will make its Sprint Cup Series debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The team, which plans a full-time schedule next year, will make three additional appearances this season.

"This is a dream come true," Ambrose said. "I am happy for our sponsors, Little Debbie, Kingsford, and Clorox. I would also like to thank Jodi and Tad Geschickter who plucked me from across the pond just a few years ago. I can't tell you how excited we are to be in today's event. Regardless of the finish, we feel like we have accomplished quite a bit just being a part of the 43 car field. As a team I think that it is a huge advantage to get out there and run against the best in the business. I'm sure that it will give us a head start on our 2009 campaign."

Ambrose has one career start in Cup. He drove earlier this year for Wood Brothers Racing and was running in the Top 5 when he suffered transmission failure at Infineon Raceway at Sonoma, California.

"We have done a lot of work in preparation for this weekend and we know that we have a great deal of work ahead of us. Time is on our side and we need to give it our best effort this weekend, learn, and keep working toward next season."

-credit: jtg

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Marcos Ambrose
Teams JTG Daugherty Racing