Ambrose hitting his stride at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Has finished top-15 in five of last seven races

CONCORD, N.C. (September 17, 2013) - Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT Ford team will head back to New England for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series second stop at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. They will do so with a nice run of momentum since August.

Since Pocono in late August, Ambrose and the No. 9 team have found consistency in their finishes. With two top-10 runs and three more top-15 finishes, the team is running as strong as they have all season.

The New Hampshire 300 will mark Ambrose's 10th start at the one-mile track. The Australian native's best finish of ninth came in the July event in 2011 with the No. 9 team. He also has two Nationwide and one truck series start at the Northeast track. Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer has seven 'Cup starts under his belt as a crew chief and a best finish of seventh with David Ragan in 2011. The Illinois native also has four Nationwide starts, three of which he finished in the top-five.

Comments from DEWALT Ford Fusion Driver Marcos Ambrose:

Marcos Ambrose, Ford
Marcos Ambrose, Ford

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

"We've really hit our stride in the last month. We've been the most consistent that we've been, and that has really helped everyone. We're pretty confident going to the track, and Drew has been making some great calls during the races. Our cars are getting better, we still have some work to do, but overall, we're moving in the right direction.

"Our last trip at New Hampshire was very disappointing. We were caught up in a wreck and just didn't get a chance to even race. So, this weekend we expect a much better result. This is a hard track, using a lot of brake and getting the car to turn. We're going to have our work cut out, but our team is strong as ever now. We feel good about another good run."

Comments from Crew Chief Drew Blickensderfer on New Hampshire:

"We had a decent car at New Hampshire in June. Unfortunately, we had some damage early on and that just changed our day. Like Marcos said, we're running pretty strong right now. We've found some consistency and getting better results. We can pull of a win at any track if everything comes together. We are closer than ever now."

Chassis History:

The No. 9 team will bring chassis No. 865 this weekend. The team last ran this chassis at Richmond International Raceway this fall.

Richard Petty Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Marcos Ambrose , David Ragan
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports
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Tags ambrose, cup, new hampshire, richard petty motorsports