Tom Time: Tough to Watch Ambrose Step Back as DJR Team Penske Expands V8 Supercars Efforts

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo  — Ever since Marcos Ambrose went back to Australia to help Roger Penske take his newly-acquired V8 Supercars team to the next level, returning to his roots in the process, many American fans who followed him in NASCAR but don’t really follow …

V8SC: Coulthard Heading to DJR Team Penske for 2016; Team Will Expand to Two Full-Time Cars

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STAPYLTON, Queensland, Australia – staff report — DJR Team Penske photo — DJR Team Penske has announced that Fabian Coulthard, one of the top drivers competing in the V8 Supercars Championship, will join the team for the 2016 season in a second Ford entry adorned with Penske’s famous No. 12. The 33-year-old, who made his debut in the category at Oran …

NXS: Race Preview — Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Race Preview by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Coming off a companion weekend with the K&N Pro Series at Iowa Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the Finger Lakes region of New York to tackle the 2.45-mile road course at Watkins Glen International. Since 2005, the …

V8SC: Ambrose Steps Down At DJR Team Penske

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STAPYLTON, Queensland, Australia — official team release – V8 Supercars photo — DJR Team Penske has announced that Marcos Ambrose has requested to be temporarily relieved as driver of the No. 17 DJR Team Penske Ford, beginning with the Tasmania race. Experienced driver Scott Pye will take over the driving duties for the No. 17 Ford Falcon FG X. “I appreciate the …

V8SC: Wurth Group to Sponsor Ambrose for Two V8 Supercar Events; Enters Strategic Partnership With DJR Team Penske

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STAPYLTON, Queensland — official team release — DJR Team Penske photo — DJR Team Penske has announced that Wurth Australia, the world market leader of assembly and fastening material, will sponsor Marcos Ambrose in the next two V8 Supercars Championship (V8SC) events. Ambrose’s No. 17 Ford Falcon will carry primary sponsorship from Wurth for the non-points Australian Grand Prix meeting …

V8SC: Ambrose Encouraged by Solid Start, Shootout Appearance in Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Marcos Ambrose didn’t know why his DJR Team Penske team was so happy with his ninth-placed qualifying effort on Sunday at the Clipsal 500 – until he was reminded he had a chance to claim ARMOR ALL Pole Position in the Top 10 Shootout. Ambrose was just …

V8SC: Six-Time Champ Whincup Urges Fans to Lay Off Ambrose

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — Jamie Whincup has urged fans not to be critical of Marcos Ambrose’s first qualifying efforts at the Clipsal 500. The returning star – who will race for points for the first time in nine years in a V8 Supercar this weekend – finds himself on the back row for both of Saturday’s …

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 “Sole Focus” For DJR Team Penske in 2015; Pye Dropped From Team

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BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Newly transformed DJR Team Penske will run just one V8 Supercar this season, focusing all efforts on returning star Marcos Ambrose. The license – known officially as a REC (Racing Entitlement Contract) – that supported the second DJR car run by Scott Pye in 2014 has been …

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 …