NASCAR's Marcos Ambrose: High Hopes After Disappointment

Mitch HeathCorrespondent IJune 23, 2008

After starting seventh at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at The Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California this past weekend, Marcos Ambrose was overall disappointed with his finish of 42nd.

He was involved in a late race crash on lap 83 after entering turn seven and getting punted in the back by Elliot Sadler. What seemed to be just a typical Sonoma spin-out ended up detonating his gear box.

In other words, it was a transmission failure, thus ending his first career race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series early. 

Just a few laps earlier, Ambrose was involved in another wreck coming into turn 11, where he ended up taking out Cup Series regular Juan Pablo Montoya on lap 75. This left Montoya unhappy with Ambrose' performance.

Minus being taken out, Montoya finished the race in the sixth position.

Although being disappointed at the end of the race Ambrose still has high hopes. He has been selected by The Wood Brothers to race next week at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in Loudon, New Hampshire at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.