Penske confirms V8 Supercars entry with Marcos Ambrose
American racing giant Team Penske has confirmed entry in the 2015 V8 Supercars with Marcos Ambrose behind the wheel.
“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.
Team Penske will cooperate with Dick Johnson Racing to run Ford Falcons in the championship next year.
“Team Penske is excited to partner with Dick Johnson Racing to compete in the V8 Supercars Championship starting next season. 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,” said Roger Penske.
The cooperation between Team Penske and Dick Johnson Racing marks a highly successful combination, with Penske having recorded 26 titles and 400 victories in different championships and DJR seven V8 Supercars titles and more than 80 outright race victories.
“We are certainly looking forward to this new challenge. I have always admired what Roger Penske has accomplished in business and with his racing teams and it will be a thrill to work with Team Penske and Marcos in 2015,” said Johnson.
Australian racer Ambrose recently announced his withdrawal from racing in NASCAR and has got a successful V8 Supercars history with two titles in 2003 and 2004, including 28 race victories.