After a weekend off, Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 Stanley Ford team are ready to get back to racing in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at the .526-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Ambrose has secured three top-15 finishes at the paper clip track in his eight career starts, including a 15th-place finish last spring. With his strong road course skills, Ambrose knows how to conserve his brake package to be able to drive aggressively at the end of the 500-lap race.
He hopes to lean on that knowledge to capture the team's first top-10 this season this weekend.
Comments from Stanley Ford Fusion Driver Marcos Ambrose:
"Martinsville is a tough track and takes some aggressive driving to make a pass. You really have to be up on the wheel every lap and have a car that has a lot of grip. Most important, however, are the brakes. The track is so flat that they really get abused. You have to take care of them, and I lean on some of my knowledge to make sure we're fast at th...