Two-time Supercars champion and NASCAR race winner Marcos Ambrose will feature on tonight’s episode of Inside Supercars in a rare interview.
Ambrose sat down with Greg Rust earlier this year in his native Tasmania, and the chat will be shown on Fox Sports 501 from 6:30pm, repeated at 8:30pm.
Since stepping out of a full-time drive with DJR Team Penske in early 2015, and contesting that year’s endurance races, Ambrose has kept a low profile.
“In agreeing to the interview, Marcos said I had to go hiking in the central Tasmanian wilderness with him for a few days along with his former team-mate Russell Ingall,” Rust says.
“It was an amazing trip! We hiked 18km on day one and 10km on day two.
“Marcos organised a local guide for the trek but he knew a great deal about his backyard and is very conscious of the environment which included the stunning Walls of Jerusalem.”
During what Rust describes as an “incredibly candid interview”, Ambrose goes through his successful career contested on three continents.
He discusses racing the likes of Jenson Button in British Formula Ford, breaking through back on home soil, his bold move to NASCAR in 2006 and his short-lived Supercars return.
Ambrose also revisits his heated rivalry with Greg Murphy, when things boiled over with Casey Mears in NASCAR, and telling Roger Penske he was cutting his Supercars comeback short after just three events.