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Ambrose not hanging head over loss

Updated: September 11, 2009, 11:58 AM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

In an odd sort of fashion, Marcos Ambrose must relate well to Dale Earnhardt.

Earnhardt's 20-year quest to win the Daytona 500 became the stuff of legend: dominate all day to the point of fostering a foregone conclusion, only to wind up with a flat tire 10 laps from history. Earnhardt led every year, and lost NASCAR's biggest race in every way imaginable before finally breaking through in 1998.

Similarly, no driver has been more dominant at a single track in NASCAR over ...

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