Australians thankful for Marcos Ambrose return and applaud his time in NASCAR

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One of our new favorite web sites is SpeedCafe.com, whose motto is “Get Your Daily Racing Fix!”

Based in Australia, the site obviously goes all-in in its coverage of Australian motorsport, particularly the V8 Supercars.

In a new video, part of their regular ARMOR ALL Summer Grill series on SpeedCafe.com, Aussie racing analysts Aaron Noonan and Jack Perkins debate:

“Was Marcos Ambrose’s NASCAR foray a success?”

We won’t spill the beans on their answer – that’s for you to see on the video – but let’s just say that our Australian friends did not diss the U.S. or NASCAR because they now have Marcos back on homeland shores.

(And trust me, Australians are all a-twitter to have their national hero back home and racing in the Supercar ranks again, of which he’s a former two-time champ before he went to try his hand in America and NASCAR.)

In fact, the two analysts were quite complimentary about NASCAR, the U.S. and Ambrose’s time in both.

If you’re a Marcos Ambrose fan and want to keep up with his progress back home and in the Supercar series, definitely bookmark SpeedCafe.com.

Check out the video below:

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Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”