We talk often about how the company of Sprint Cup drivers is an elite one. And, that how they are among the best in the world at what they do. I have been trying to remember the last time a Sprint Cup driver voluntarily gave up a full-time ride to go race somewhere else. It doesn't happen much.

That is one of the amazing things surrounding the departure of Marcos Ambrose. I'm going to miss Marcos.

I will continue to believe that, if he had been able to have a little more success, he would have been a superstar here. He has an engaging personality, and the more fans would have seen of it, the more they would have liked him. And, as Casey Mears found out this year, Ambrose also has a pretty competitive streak too.

He will likely leave, like Juan Pablo Montoya, known as a road course racer. Who, despite some really solid runs on ovals, will be winless on them.

But, as much as I hate to see him go, I will never underestimate or question the pull of family. I can't image how difficult it is to uproot your family and move halfway around the globe and into a different culture.

There is some truth in Dorothy's mantra, "there's no place like home". Unfortunately for us, in this case, it's a long way from Kansas.