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V8 Supercars: Skycity Triple Crown – Red Bull takes 2, Winterbottom 1

Red Bull Racing Australia continued to perform well, taking two of the three races in this weekend’s Skycity Triple Crown outside Darwin, and maintaining its championship lead. Even so, greater parity was seen than at the V8 Supercars’ debut in Austin, Tex., with six different drivers taking the nine podium positions available. Season points leader Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia Holden) took the victory in Saturday’s 42-lap Race 17, beating Shane van Gisbergen (TEKN...

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V8 Supercars Race 16: Austin 400 – Whincup makes it 3

  With Craig Lowndes (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) having retired early from qualifying and lining up in P12, Garth Tander (Holden Racing Team) and Jason Bright (Team BOC, Holden) line up to start this race behind Lowndes’ teammate Jamie Whincup and Race 15 winner Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden). Shane van Gisbergen (TEKNO Team VIP, Holden) took P4 from Bright during Lap 3. A safety car came out during Lap 5, following contact between Scott McLaughlin (Fujitsu Racin...

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V8 Supercars Race 15: Austin 400 – Coulthard wins

The starting three mimics the podium for the first to Australian V8 Supercars’ races at Circuit of the Americas: Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden), followed by Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden)….likely bad news for the rest of the field. Each team brought 7 sets of dry-weather tires for the entire race weekend. This prompted some to go out for practice on wets and has left most teams with just two sets for the final two races. Mark Winte...

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V8 Supercars Race 14: Austin 400 – Whincup, Lowndes, Coulthard again

Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) held onto the lead from pole at the start, with teammate Craig Lowndes running second, and Jonathan Webb (Tekno Autosports, Holden) third at the end of Lap 1. By Lap 6 Whincup had stretched his lead to 1.0870 sec, building a 2.0903-sec gap by Lap 9. Whincup continued to pull away as the first wave of pit stops began, holding a 3.4061-sec lead on Lap 12. Lowndes pitted on Lap 13. Webb pitted two laps later. Whincup came in on Lap 16. Whincup main...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Whincup takes Race 14 pole

 Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) took his sixth pole of the season and 44th of his career in qualifying for Race 14, the second race of the Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas, with a time of 1:32.0311. Teammate Craig Lowndes was 0.2598 sec back. Race 13 pole winner Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden) took P3 with a time of 1:32.3257, some 0.27 sec faster than his pole winning time in the previous qualifying session. Starti...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Van Gisbergen tops Practice 3; tire wear comes into play

Shane van Gisbergen (TEKNO Team VIP, Holden) continued to shine in practice for V8 Supercars Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas, topping Practice 3 after being third quickest in Practice 1 and second in Practice 2. Van Gisbergen’s time of 1:34.5358 was roughly 0.31 sec off the fastest practice time of the two earlier sessions, posted by Scott McLaughlin (Fujitsu Racing GRM, Holden) in the second session. Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden), the fastest driver in Practice 1, was ...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – McLaughlin fastest Practices 1 and 2

Friday morning’s Practice 1 saw the Australian V8 Supercars take to Circuit of the Americas with a purpose for the first time. Lapping, car tweaking, and general race prep all taking place in equal measure. Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden) was fastest in the morning at 1:34.3492, with James Moffat (Norton 360 Racing, Nissan) 0.47 sec behind. The Holdens of Shane Van Gisbergen (TEKNO Team VIP) and Jason Bright (Team BOC) were next quickest. Will Davison (Pepsi Max Crew FPR) was ...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Whincup rules Perth

Three-time V8 Supercar Champion Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) won both Sunday races at the Chill Perth 360, reinforcing the championship lead he took Saturday. He won the first race of the day over Team BOC's Jason Bright (Holden) and Pepsi Max Crew's Mark Winterbottom (Ford). He scored the double in by beating teammate Craig Lowndes with Bright third. Whincup’s focus now turns to the series US debut at the Circuit of the Americas, May 17-19. "Going to Texas is going t...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Circuit of the Americas May 17-19

Photo: VUE Images / Red Bull Content Pool Australian V8 Supercars will debut at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin May 17-19. The series’ first US race, the V8 Supercars Austin 400, will feature 4 x 100 km races rune on COTA’s shorter 2.3 mile circuit, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. A qualifying session will be held each morning. Former Aussie Champion and NASCAR stalwart Marcos Ambrose said the short track was ideally suited to his former category and he looked forward to w...

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