Work with race drivers for any length of time, and you quickly learn that speed doesn't necessarily translate into punctuality. That's true even when the driver in question isn't preparing to move his wife and two children to the other side of the world.
So it's a genuine surprise when AUTOSPORT's phone lights up at precisely the arranged time with a call from a number in Charlotte.
"I'm actually packing right now," says Marcos Ambrose, less than 24 hours after the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. "I promised myself I wouldn't take any more than what I could get into a 20 foot container, so now it's like I'm doing a Rubik's Cube trying to fit everything in."