Marcos Ambrose to drive V8 Supercars for Penske

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Marcos Ambrose will drive for Team Penske on the V8 Supercvars Championship circuit beginning in 2015.

Ambrose had already been confirmed as leaving the No. 9 car at Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2014 season.

Team Penske will partner with Dick Johnson Racing to field Ford Falcons for Ambrose who won the 2003 and 2004 championships on the v8 Supercar circuit.

“Team Penske is excited to partner with Dick Johnson Racing to compete in the V8 Supercars Championship starting next season,” said Roger Penske. “We believe in building our businesses through racing and our success on the track. With our new business ventures in Australia, it makes sense to showcase our brands through the V8 Supercars Championship and the opportunity to work with DJR and Marcos Ambrose convinced us to go forward.”

“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.”

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