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Ambrose Carries Dollar General's Country Million Sweepstakes on Toyota Camry at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. (October 21, 2010) - - This weekend Australian driver Marcos Ambrose has gone country to promote Dollar General's Country Million ...

Ambrose Carries Dollar General's Country Million Sweepstakes on Toyota Camry at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (October 21, 2010) - - This weekend Australian driver Marcos Ambrose has gone country to promote Dollar General's Country Million Sweepstakes.

Ambrose and the JTG Daugherty Racing team will run a special Dollar General Country Million Sweeps scheme on the No. 47 Toyota Camry in the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway oval.

While Ambrose helps spread the word to fans about Country Million Sweepstakes, he is also looking to top his 11th-place finish he delivered earlier this season at the smallest track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit.

"We have three Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway and our best finish is 11th," Ambrose said. "We're hoping for a good run there this weekend.

"Martinsville is a physically demanding track and we've got 500 laps of racing on Sunday," Ambrose continued. "It's a challenging track, but a couple reasons I enjoy going there is because of the NASCAR fans and the place has so much history."

Speaking of history, Ambrose made his NASCAR debut in 2006 at Martinsville Speedway with JTG Daugherty Racing in the Camping World Truck Series.

"Martinsville Speedway is very significant to my career and I'm very fond of that place," Ambrose said. "It's where I made my first NASCAR start. I remember trying to climb into the race truck on the right side instead of the left. I tried to play it off by acting like I was stretching my leg. It was pretty funny as you can imagine."

-source: jtg racing

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