After having a car capable of winning at Pocono Raceway in June, Marcos Ambrose and his Stanley crew head to "The Tricky Triangle" this week for a second chance. The No. 9 team will look to bring home a win at the newly paved 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pa., as Ambrose will make his seventh career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Pocono on Sunday.
The Australian native has one top-10 finish at Pocono. His best finish (sixth) came in 2009 and his best start (seventh) came in last year's spring race. He has completed 1,155 of 1,364 laps attempted at the Pennsylvania track, leading one of them. Ambrose enters this weekend's 400-mile race in 18th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.
Ambrose's car will have a different look this weekend as Stanley will return as the primary partner of the No. 9 Ford Fusion.
Don't forget to tune into Sirius XM Radio on Channel 90, Friday, at 10 a.m. ET for the Morning Drive with Pete Pistone and Mike Bagley to listen to Marcos talk about racing at Pocono for the second time this season.
Marcos Ambrose's Thoughts on Racing at Pocono:
"We had a great car in Pocono in June, and I expect to have a similar setup in my Stanley Ford this weekend. We had a strong race going for us earlier in the year, but we had some bad luck and weren't able to capitalize at the end of the day. We ran up front for the majority of the race in June, and things just didn't fall in our favor toward the later portion of the event. We have had a bit of a slump here the last couple of weeks, so I'm ready to get back on an uphill swing and get a good finish this weekend in my Stanley Ford.
"My guys have been working their guts out this week getting ready for Sunday, and I can't thank them enough for all they do. It's been a long week already with us testing in Michigan right after Indy, but I know what my team is capable of and we are going to show that on Sunday at 'The Tricky Triangle.'"
Comments from Crew Chief Todd Parrott on Going to Pocono:
"We have some good notes going into this weekend after racing in Pocono in June, so that will be a tremendous help going into this weekend. We know the track is going to be fast and smoother than it has been in years past, so we are going to have to really concentrate on having a well-balanced race car. Pocono is one of the more unique tracks we go to because it has three very distinct corners. If we can get our Stanley Ford to handle well through the turns and carry good speed on the straightaways we will be in good shape on Sunday."