Marcos Ambrose to bring new chassis to Las Vegas

A look ahead at Las Vegas with Marcos Ambrose.

Not only will Marcos Ambrose debut the colors of DEWALT for the first time this season, but the team will also bring a new downforce chassis to the track with the purpose of increasing performance at tracks similiar to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) has spent the past months preparing new cars with the new rules package. The new chassis is also a part of the team moving forward.

Ambrose heads to Vegas with the new equipment with a solid track record. He has started inside the Top-10 twice and has one top-five finish, a fourth in 2011 with RPM.

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

Photo by: Covy Moore

"One of the things that RPM has committed to myself and the entire organization is to take the new sponsorship funds our partners have given us and dedicate it to the cars. We expect to run more new chassis this year as we go along, especially at the tracks like Vegas where downforce matters so much. We're really putting an emphasis on this.

"Our guys put in a lot of hours over the winter, and we've done more testing too. We get an extra day of testing on Thursday, and we can learn more about the cars. It's going to be an important weekend to collect information, study it and learn from it.

"We owe it to DEWALT and all our partners to put our best foot forward. They have invested in us, and we're investing back to them. We need to get a good finish. Last weekend was tough on us, but we have a good outlook for this weekend. I have a lot of confidence in this new car."

Richard Petty Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Marcos Ambrose
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports
Article type Preview
Tags downforce, las vegas, marcos ambrose, richard petty, speedway