Hot on the heels of Shane van Gisbergen’s assault on NASCAR, Brodie Kostecki is set to announce that he will be racing a NASCAR at the Indianapolis road course next month.
As one of the many great stories in the latest issue of AUTO ACTION, our Supercars guru Andrew Clarke has returned from his trip to Chicago – where he saw SVG’s victory first hand – to get the inside scoop on the current leader. of the championship and his return to the United States which will give his own debut in the Cup Series. Andrew Clarke reports…
Get ready, America. Another Australian Supercar driver is on his way to teach your NASCAR drivers how to do it. Brodie Kostecki looks certain to drive a Chevrolet during the combined NASCAR and IndyCar weekend at the Indianapolis road course on August 13.
While the details are unclear and Kostecki won’t confirm one way or the other, it’s believed he had everything well under control ahead of Shane van Gisbergen’s superb run in Chicago last week. Erebus has a relationship with Richard Childress Racing who run Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon in the Cup Series.
As detailed in our recent feature on Kostecki, he’s no stranger to NASCAR, having cut his teeth in auto racing in recent NASCAR models and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in California, where he raced against Ross Chastain.
Kostecki is second in this year’s championship after a tough Saturday in Townsville that gave teammate Will Brown the series lead. Emboldened by his debut in this year’s series and with plenty of eyes in the United States on Australia now, he says he still has ambitions around NASCAR but has a few things to check off first here.
The single weekend at The Brickyard is the only time each year that IndyCar and NASCAR combine their series on a single circuit. The two biggest motor racing series in the United States are also bringing their undercards.
The IndyCars practice and qualify on Friday and race on Saturday afternoon, while the Indy NXT Feed Series wraps up all of its action on Friday.
The Xfinity Cup qualifies on Friday and the races on Saturday, while Cup Series cars enjoy a one-hour practice session on Saturday before heading straight to qualifying with the same format as used. in Chicago.
The 200-mile, 320-kilometer race is Sunday afternoon Indianapolis time. The race is scheduled to start at 4:30 a.m. AEST on August 14.
Table of Contents
Australians and New Zealanders in the NASCAR Cup Series
Marcos Ambrose (227 races, 2 wins)
James Davison (26 races)
Dick Johnson (7 races)
Terry Byers (5 races)
Allan Grice (2 races)
Shane van Gisbergen (1 race, 1 win)
Frank Gardner (1 race)
Terry Spanos (1 race)
Geoff Brabham (1 race)
Owen Kelly (1 race)
Jim Richards (1 exhibition race)
Graeme Crosby (1 qualifying attempt)
Charlie O’Brien (2 qualifying attempts)
Robin Best (1 qualifying attempt)
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