Charlotte II: Marcos Ambrose preview

AMBROSE CONCENTRATES ON NATIONWIDE IN CHARLOTTE Marcos Ambrose will concentrate on purely NASCAR Nationwide Series duties for the final time this season when he runs the Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina...

AMBROSE CONCENTRATES ON NATIONWIDE IN CHARLOTTE

Marcos Ambrose will concentrate on purely NASCAR Nationwide Series duties for the final time this season when he runs the Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend.

Following this weekend's race in Charlotte, Ambrose will enter a hectic final phase of the season, aiming to run eight races in four weeks to finish his third season in NASCAR.

The Australian is scheduled to run both Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races on the final four race weekends on the 2008 NASCAR schedule ahead of a full-time season in the premier Sprint Cup division in 2009.

The Charlotte event serves as the home race for Ambrose and his JTG Daugherty Racing team, both based just minutes from the 1.5-mile speedway.

Entering this weekend's 31st race in the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series, Ambrose will be aiming for a strong finish in the #59 Kingsford Tailgate Ford Fusion as he aims to finish in the top 10 Nationwide Series Driver's Standings for the second-consecutive season.

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"It's our home race and there is just five races left for us this season, so every one is really important for us to get that top 10 in points," said Ambrose.

"I did a day of testing in the Cup car at Charlotte a few weeks ago and I know the track well.

"We have had some good speed on board in the #59 Kingsford Ford over the last few weeks but haven't quite got the top 10 result we deserved. We are definitely capable of that this weekend.

"If we get things right this weekend we can run right at the front. We're all very excited about our home race so I hope I can give everyone a great result."

-credit: ma/bam media

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Marcos Ambrose
Teams JTG Daugherty Racing