Ambrose proud of a Chevy?

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 DEWALT Ford, looks on in the garage during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 DEWALT Ford, looks on in the garage during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

CONCORD, N.C. –Marcos Ambrose drives a Ford in the Sprint Cup Series, but that doesn’t mean the Tasmanian driver can’t be proud of an Australian product that will make its way into NASCAR’s top division next year.

Chevrolet recently announced its 2013 model for the Cup series, a rear-wheel drive SS performance sedan that owes its origins to such vehicles as the Camaro and upcoming VF Commodore, a product of the Holden subsidiary of General Motors in Australia.

“It’s the wrong make, so I want to be a little careful of what I say here, but I’m really proud to think that Australia can produce, with their people and infrastructure, a world-standard car that Chevrolet would like to bring to the U.S. and sell here,” Ambrose said Friday.

“I’ve grown up driving rear-wheel-drive cars, manual cars — it’s just a standard thing out there. It’s a world-class product, and I look forward to racing against them and beating them, but it’s definitely made a buzz in Australia.”

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