Marcos Ambrose: ‘I don’t apologize for my actions’

Marcos Ambros (Getty Images)
Marcos Ambros (Getty Images)
Marcos Ambros (Getty Images)

NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose won’t apologize for punching another driver, however next time he will do his best to simply walk away before it gets to that point. Ambrose tangled with driver Casey Mears after the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway last Saturday night. The two drivers could be seen exchanging words before it appeared that Ambrose was grabbed by Mears; moments later Ambrose delivered a punch that connected with the side of Mears head. The duo was quickly separated by crewmembers.

Thursday Ambrose appeared at a media event at Charlotte Motor Speedway and spoke about the incident for the first time.

“The altercation I had with Casey was quite impromptu,” Ambrose said. “As I was walking past the 13 car, as he’d finished the race, I was actually heading over to have a chat with David Gilliland just to say we’re all good after we got into each other a couple of times. Some words were said and I was confused about why Casey was so annoyed at me, and I think you just see a lot of the passion that the drivers have and the commitment we have to try to win these races and try to run at the front. That passion kind of got out of hand and got out of control pretty quick. MORE>>>

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