Nashville: Marcos Ambrose race report

AMBROSE FINISHES 23RD IN NASHVILLE Marcos Ambrose has moved up to 16th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings after finishing 23rd in the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee today. Ambrose qualified 15th in the ...

AMBROSE FINISHES 23RD IN NASHVILLE

Marcos Ambrose has moved up to 16th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings after finishing 23rd in the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee today.

Ambrose qualified 15th in the #59 Kingsford Hickory Ford Fusion at the 1.33-mile speedway and finished three laps down in the midfield.

The Australian's racecar was very tight throughout the race, making it a difficult day. Ambrose and his crew worked hard at getting a more balanced set-up throughout the race, but changes were not able to give the car a better set-up.

With an unusually low number of cautions in today's race, opportunities for pit stops to tune the car were few, making it a tough day for Ambrose.

Scott Wimmer won today's Pepsi 300 ahead of series leader Clint Bowyer and defending series champion Carl Edwards.

Ambrose and the JTG Racing team will enjoy a rare weekend off next weekend, before the NASCAR Nationwide Series gets back underway on April 5 with the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Marcos Ambrose's Kingsford Hickory Ford Fusion

"We've got two weeks now to have a think about things and make some progress,^0x0ce1id Ambrose.

"Today was not a great day for our team but the potential is certainly there. We've just got to put our heads down and work hard on finding more speed.

"We had a really, really tight race car and we just couldn't get it good enough.

"The boys are all working hard. I'vevery confident that we will be back up there very soon."

-credit: jtgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Scott Wimmer , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer