The highly anticipated comeback is going to happen a little bit sooner apparently.
Marcos Ambrose recently announced that he would be leaving NASCAR and return to V8 Supercars come 2015 in a joint effort between Dick Johnson and Roger Penske. His return is going to take place sooner than we thought however ... more like in about six weeks.
It's been revealed that he will compete in the Sydney 500 in early December, which is V8 Supercar's season finale. He will join the regular field of 25 as a wildcard entry for DJR Team Penske.
Dick Johnson comments
“This is a great opportunity to give Marcos a good hit out in one of the DJR Falcons before the Clipsal 500 next year. The Sydney NRMA 500 is an ideal hit way for him to not only get a feel for the car, but also an early opportunity to work with the DJR engineers and crew,” DJR Team Principal Dick Johnson said.
“With Marcos finishing the NASCAR series season at Homestead on November 16, we began to work hard on the Wildcard idea and it has paid off. As we continue ramping up our plans for 2015, this is a great way to give him real race miles,” Johnson added.
Marcos Ambrose comments
“I am really pleased that DJR has been able to put the Wildcard deal together for Homebush. I have never driven there, so it will be not only a bonus to do some really good long races, but it also gives me a good look at the track,” Marcos Ambrose said.
“It will be a fantastic way to kick off our preparations for DJR Team Penske in 2015 and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into it!” Ambrose concluded.
Quotes via V8 Supercars