V8SC: Shell Helix Teams With DJR Team Penske; Will Sponsor Ambrose at Season-Opener in Adelaide

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STAPYLTON, Queensland, Australia — official team release — DJR Team Penske photo — DJR Team Penske has announced primary sponsorship from Shell Helix will adorn Marcos Ambrose’s No. 17 Ford Falcon FG X for the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship season-opener, the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The Shell brand, licensed exclusively to Viva Energy in Australia, has a rich history with Dick …

V8SC: 2015 Preview — DJR Team Penske

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STAPYLTON, Queensland, Australia — Team Preview by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s Preview of the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship! We continue our run through the field with the biggest headline team of the offseason — the merged and retitled outfit that was Dick Johnson Racing …

V8SC: Ambrose Upbeat About Future After Things “Started To Click” In Sydney

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SOUTHPORT, Queensland, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Marcos Ambrose is back in the United States to help relocate his family to Australia – and after his run at the Sydney NRMA 500, the returning two-time Champ is positive about what is to come in 2015. Finishing the weekend’s three races 20th, 21st and 16th, Ambrose’s …

V8SC: Ambrose Survives First Race Back in V8 Supercars

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Wildcard Marcos Ambrose has successfully made it to the finish line in his first V8 Supercars race after nine years racing NASCAR in the USA, finishing 20th in the Xbox Ford Falcon FG II. The two-time category champion was philosophical about the result, which came …

V8SC: Ambrose Aiming For Mid-Pack in Qualifying

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Returning two-time Champion Marcos Ambrose is looking to start tomorrow’s 125 km races in the mid-field after improving across three 20-minute practice runs at the Sydney NRMA 500. While Ambrose and his XBOX Ford Falcon finished the final session 24th, he has continued to lower …

V8SC: DJR Young Gun Scott Pye Tops Opening Phillip Island Practice

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PHILLIP ISLAND, Victoria, Australia — official release — V8SC photo — The Plus Fitness Phillip Island 400 weekend is underway, with the V8 Supercars returning to the Super Sprint format this time out. Scott Pye topped the first practice session with a 1:31.61 second lap around the 4.445 km circuit, with just 0.157 seconds separating the DJR youngster and Red …

Pike Post: Game On Indeed As Marcos Ambrose Gets Set For V8SC Return

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WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — Blog by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — The news has been out for a couple weeks now that Marcos Ambrose will be returning to Australia in 2015 to drive a V8 Supercar for the new alliance that will be Dick Johnson Racing/Team Penske. Ambrose’s return to …

Pike Post: Homecoming Equals a New Beginning for Marcos Ambrose

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This is the debut of our V8 Supercar correspondent (and resident Australian) James Pike’s recurring blog hitting on some of his wild and wacky thoughts revolving around the “Land Down Under” while they’re still fresh on the barbie (that’s Aussie for barbeque, in case you were wondering). Enjoy, and comment your thoughts — but keep it family-friendly! LAUNCESTON, Tasmania, Australia …

V8SC: Ambrose, Penske and Dick Johnson Racing to Team for V8 Supercars Run in 2015

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official release — V8SC photo — Team Penske announced today that it will form a partnership with one of the most successful motorsport teams in Australia to compete in the popular V8 Supercars Championship, beginning in 2015. Working with Dick Johnson Racing (DJR), the longest-established motor racing team in Australia, Team Penske plans to race next season in …

V8SC: 2014 Preview – Dick Johnson Racing

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Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2014 V8 Supercars Championship Preview! We continue our set of Wednesday previews with a look at Dick Johnson Racing. Dick Johnson Racing DRIVERS #16 – Scott Pye, Wilson Security Ford Falcon #17 – David Wall, Wilson Security Ford Falcon 2013 TEAM POINTS FINISH: 8th 2013 HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Chaz Mostert winning the finale at Queensland …