Ambrose Mum On Future
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on July 25, 2014 | 12:05 P.M. EST
Richard Petty says he's unsure if Marcos Ambrose will return to Richard Petty Motorsports next season. Ambrose is keeping quiet. (Photo: Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - Will Marcos Ambrose return to Richard Petty Motorsports?
“You’ll have to ask him,’’ car owner Richard Petty said Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ambrose declined to comment to an Associated Press reporter Friday when asked about his future.
The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported this week that Ambrose could return to the V8 Supercar Series next year.
“It’s probably up to him as much as anything,’’ Petty said of about if Ambrose will return. “He’s been good for Richard Petty Motorsports. We admire what he’s been doing for us. It’s going to basically be a decision of what is he going to do, does he want to run all the races, part of the races, does he want to go home? That’s going to be up to him.’’
Ambrose, who is from Tasmania, Australia, won V8 Supercar titles in 2003 and ’04, capturing 27 series wins.
With the help of Ford, Ambrose relocated to the U.S. in 2006 and competed in the Camping World Truck Series. He moved to the Nationwide Series in 2007 and won Nationwide races at Watkins Glen International from 2008-10. He first ran the full Sprint Cup season in 2009.
He’s scored two career Cup wins. He won at Watkins Glen in 2011 and ’12. His best Cup season came in 2012 when he finished 18th in points.
Ambrose enters this weekend 20th in points with four top-10 finishes in 19 races. His best finish is fifth, which he scored at Bristol and Martinsville.