Marcos Ambrose Returns to V8 Supercars in 2015
Today, Team Penske announced that it will be partnering with Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) in order to compete in the V8 Supercars Championship in 2015, and that it will be bringing Marcos Ambrose with them.
It was announced on Saturday that Ambrose, the two-time V8 Supercars champion, would not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015. Later that day, Ambrose spoke with the media at Chicagoland Speedway and explained why he might consider a return to the country where he made his name.
“I feel like my level has plateaued at the Sprint Cup level,” Ambrose said. “I haven’t kicked off to the next level. And so I always said that if I felt like I’d flattened off my learning curve, or my success, that I was only in U.S. to race to win. And when I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to contend like I wanted, that I need to look at my situation. That has certainly been the case. It’s been a tough couple of years on the racetrack for me, and my family, personal situation is clear.”
Ambrose piloted the won back-to-back V8 Supercars titles in 2003 and 2004, and he won 28 of the 65 races in which he competed from 2001 to 2005. His success makes him an obvious choice to pilot the famous Dick Johnson Racing No. 17 Ford Falcon FG.
“This is a great opportunity to return home to a place that I love in a Series where I’ve experienced a lot of success,” said Ambrose, who has earned two career victories at the highest level of NASCAR competition – the Sprint Cup Series. “It will be an honor to race for two motorsport legends in Roger Penske and Dick Johnson.”
News Source: Dick Johnson Racing Australia