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AMBROSE LOOKS TO GATEWAY FOR REBOUND RACE Marcos Ambrose will be aiming to put a run of bad luck behind him at his second start at Gateway International Raceway in the Gateway 250 in Madison, Illinois this weekend. Ambrose currently lies 10th...

AMBROSE LOOKS TO GATEWAY FOR REBOUND RACE

Marcos Ambrose will be aiming to put a run of bad luck behind him at his second start at Gateway International Raceway in the Gateway 250 in Madison, Illinois this weekend.

Ambrose currently lies 10th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings and second in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year points. After a run of poor luck Ambrose is focused on gaining a strong finish in Aussie Vineyards-backed #59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion to get his fortunes back on track.

Ambrose made his second-ever NASCAR start at Gateway International Raceway in last year's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, but a blown tyre from another competitor ended the Australian's chances early.

The 30-year-old has shown solid speed over the past month of racing and will be looking to turn that speed into vital points at the unique Gateway layout, where the two ends of the speedway feature different configurations of corner and banking.

Marcos Ambrose -- Aussie Vineyards-backed #59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion

"Gateway is a very odd track with two very different styles of corners," said Ambrose.

"Turns one and two are very tight while at the other end turns three and four are fairly open and flat which makes it a difficult track to set up for.

"Over the last three weeks we seem to have gotten ourselves into a bit a slump with three less than average finishes. It's time to turn this form around and work on getting back towards the front."

-credit: wbr/team australia

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Marcos Ambrose