Martinsville: JTG Racing/Ambrose preview

Ambrose Deserves a Good Hand Dealt at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 23, 2010) - - Entering Martinsville Speedway in the No. 47 Little Debbie Toyota, Marcos Ambrose's attitude about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has not changed even...

Ambrose Deserves a Good Hand Dealt at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 23, 2010) - - Entering Martinsville Speedway in the No. 47 Little Debbie Toyota, Marcos Ambrose's attitude about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has not changed even though he's endured bad luck in three of the first five events.

"First, you can't give up on good results and second you have to have a winning attitude no matter what," said Ambrose. "You just cannot get bogged down. It is a big year and you cannot get carried away with the highs and you cannot get too low with the lows. We just got dealt a bad hand at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend. Sometimes that is what racing is about and we are not going to get down about it. We were so competitive there and we feel really good about our performance, but we are just disappointed with the end result."

Ambrose knows he has been dealt some bad hands, but he also admits there is room for improvement.

"Our biggest enemy right now is ourselves," Ambrose said. "At Bristol, speeding on pit lane is unacceptable and I have got to work out how I did it and why I did it. We also need to focus on our pit stops and our reliability. We just have to work on a few things and then we can expect to run up front and win races."

The Australian's approach on Martinsville is optimistic.J "We are going to Martinsville with a lot of optimism," Ambrose said. "I know I have a great team and I'm in good hands with my crew chief Frankie Kerr. They have been giving me good products and good speed. We have just got to shake our bad luck."J Ambrose finished 14th at the .526-mile oval in the spring and 27th in the fall.

"We will have a totally different setup because it's the flattest track we have been to this year," Ambrose said. "We finished in the top-15 the first time out, but we didn't run well there in the second race. We've done our homework and hopefully it will work out for us. I'm just trying to get that Australian anthem played in victory lane. It's a harder job than what I thought it was going to be."

Prior to Martinsville, Ambrose is testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway today and Wednesday.

"We are running through a bunch of stuff," Ambrose said. "The spoiler on the car feels fine. I didn't mind the way it drove."

-source: jtg racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Marcos Ambrose