Nashville: Ambrose post-race interview

MARCOS AMBROSE -20-Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd, Top Rookie) "It's just a really great day. I'm a rookie, and we just wanted to come here and get a top-10 if we could. If we did our job right, we thought we would, but...

MARCOS AMBROSE -20-Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd, Top Rookie)

"It's just a really great day. I'm a rookie, and we just wanted to come here and get a top-10 if we could. If we did our job right, we thought we would, but to mix it up with the veterans out there and lead a lot of laps, it's just a dream run. I love NASCAR and I love the truck series. That action there on the last lap, that's why I traveled 39,000 miles was to come and just experience that and be part of it. Hopefully I've been involved in some of that now. An awesome day for Ford and the F-150. It's just a brilliant day for us, just all of that experience and getting laps and not looking silly out there and doing anything stupid. I'm going to have a nice bottle of Au wine and watch the Knoxville Nationals tonight. I'm pretty pleased with myself."

"When you've got Bodine, Skinner and Sprague and Benson right around you, and the outside, Maestro and Brendan Gaughan giving you a hard on the outside, you know you're going to be in for action and I was hanging on. I was really thinking about just tying to get to the bottom and follow Benson. I thought he was going to be the smartest out of the whole pack, and he went to the bottom and I followed him and just held on. It is daunting. I look up to these guys. I've been watching them on TV for years and years, and just to think that you can be part of that action, it's just a wonderful feeling. The Wood Brothers team has come so far this year, a brand new truck series team. In December of last year, there were no trucks and no crew, so we've come a long way and it's just nice to give something back to all of the crew at the work shop and here that were part of this Team Australia team and just to say thank you and give them back something. It's just a little present to say that you give me awesome trucks. I'm not doing them justice on the short-track racing yet. I've got to get my head around that, and we feel like we've got some handle on these one-and-a-half mile speedways. It's just nice to get to the finish without bending the truck up."

"He's (Skinner) aggressive, I'll give him that. He wanted to win that race, no doubt. I give it to him for having a go; that's what racing is all about. You want to see that. As a fan, you want to see drivers really giving it everything that they've got. You saw that there on the last lap as there were two, three or four guys that were desperate to win that race. That's why we get great crowds, and that's why NASCAR is the sport it is."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Brendan Gaughan