Marcos Ambrose - Ford interview 2008-08-18

This Week in Ford Racing Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion, is 10th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings heading into Friday night's event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ambrose spoke about the ...

This Week in Ford Racing

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion, is 10th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings heading into Friday night's event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ambrose spoke about the half-mile track.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU WENT TO BRISTOL FOR THE FIRST TIME? "It's changed since then. It was bumpy and rough with cracks in it and it had crazy transitions into the turns, so it was a pretty nasty track. I remember the first time on the track I had to stop after like eight laps because I had to breathe and had to have a rest to think about things for a while. It was a real intimidating place. It was back when it was one groove only and could only run on the very bottom, so it has changed a little bit since then but it's just a really great place. I went there as a fan in 2003 and watched the races there, so it was a real buzz to get back there and actually drive the track."

WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO ALL THE GRANDSTANDS AND THE OVERALL FEEL OF BRISTOL? "It's just an unbelievable venue when you think that they can fit that many people in such a small area. It's just a great atmosphere. It's really loud and there's always a lot of action on the race track. I had some fans in to watch the first race this year and they got debris in their beer can. That's all they could talk about was how they were sitting so close that they got debris in their beer car, so Bristol is a great place. It's one of the best tracks we go to for feel because it's just a great atmosphere."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Marcos Ambrose