Michigan II: Marcos Ambrose race report

AMBROSE NEVER GIVES UP ON TOUGH DAY AT MICHIGAN Marcos Ambrose has worked tirelessly to improve his race car during a tough Carfax 400 for the Australian at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan today. Ambrose started from 26th...

AMBROSE NEVER GIVES UP ON TOUGH DAY AT MICHIGAN

Marcos Ambrose has worked tirelessly to improve his race car during a tough Carfax 400 for the Australian at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan today.

Ambrose started from 26th in today's 23rd Sprint Cup race of the season, but could only managed 35th place in the 200-lap event.

Ambrose and crew chief Frank Kerr worked all race long at getting the #47 Little Debbie-backed entry of JTG Daugherty Racing to turn better through the corners, with Ambrose continually reporting a 'tight' race car (ie: understeer) despite set-up changes during pit stops.

In the end Ambrose finished one lap down in 35th place, enough to hold 17th place in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings -- the highest placed first-year Sprint Cup driver.

Ambrose will be looking to put this Michigan result behind him next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Ambrose scored a top 10 results after an extremely strong run earlier this season.

Brian Vickers won today's Carfax 400 ahead of Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

WHAT MARCOS HAS TO SAY --

"We worked very hard all race long and all weekend on getting the car better, but we never got on top of it," said Ambrose.

"I fought it all race and we worked hard at making changes during the stops, but it wasn't our best day unfortunately. The car was just too tight all day.

"We'll move on from today. We shouldn't drop our heads because we're having a good run. Now we've got to turn the page on today and look to get another strong finish at Bristol."

-credit: ma/bam

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Marcos Ambrose , Brian Vickers
Teams JTG Daugherty Racing