Marcos Ambrose has been getting a good deal of hype going into this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen, and it’s largely justified based on his record there – two wins, five Top-5s in six career starts.
The Glen represents Ambrose’s best shot in the final regular season races to put his No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports squad into the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Knowing this, RPM had him and teammate/Chaser-to-be Aric Almirola recently test at the New York State road course. The team is also having him race in Saturday’s Nationwide Series event there along with his Cup duties.
But as the NASCAR AMERICA crew explains in the clip above, he’s definitely not the only threat to win on Sunday.
You can hear from Ambrose himself in today’s episode, which airs at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.
On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.