V8SC: Championship Performance; Jamie Whincup Wins Opening Race of Sydney NRMA 500

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — V8 Supercars photo — He may already be the champion-elect, but Jamie Whincup is leaving no doubt that he’s the most deserving of the V8 Supercars championship trophy. Whincup muscled around Supercheap Auto driver Tim Slade with twelve laps to go in the first …

V8SC: Lowndes In Doubt For Sydney Finale Kickoff

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — Holden star Craig Lowndes is unlikely to make the start of the first 125 km race at the NRMA Sydney 500. Wildcard Marcos Ambrose seems certain to be on the grid for the race, as does Erebus Motorsport V8’s Lee Holdsworth. Holdsworth crashed in this morning’s final …

V8SC: Bright Claims Third ARMOR ALL Pole of 2014 During Race 37 Qualifying at Sydney

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — V8 Supercars photo — If the qualifying results for the first of the twin-125 km races on tap at the Sydney Olympic Park were surprising, the polesitter for the second of those twin races was almost equally so. Jason Bright shocked the masses with his …

V8SC: Shocking Qualifying Session Hands Davison ARMOR ALL Pole for Race 36

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — V8 Supercars photo — A shocking upset and a pair of massive crashes characterized ARMOR ALL Pole Qualifying for Race 36 of the V8 Supercars Championship, the first of a pair of 125 km sprints making up the first half of the Sydney NRMA …

V8SC: Van Gisbergen Excited to Race Against Ambrose

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — Shane van Gisbergen talked down leading the field by 0.4sec in today’s final practice. The 25-year old Kiwi is, in fact, more excited about having returning two-time champ Marcos Ambrose on the grid at this weekend’s Sydney NRMA 500. “It’s so cool to have him in …

V8SC: Shane van Gisbergen Fastest During Sydney Happy Hour

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — V8 Supercars’ “Flying Kiwi” proved exactly how fast he can go during final practice for this weekend’s season-ending Sydney NRMA 500. Shane van Gisbergen, driving the TEKNO Autosport No. 97, blasted to the top of the time charts in …

V8SC: Race Preview — Sydney NRMA 500

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — Race Preview by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike – Welcome to the finale of Race Chaser Online’s 2014 V8 Supercars race previews! Before each V8 Supercars race weekend, we will take a look at the track the series will be visiting, and point out the drivers to keep an eye out …

V8SC: Percat Backs Slade; Says Teammate Deserves To Be On Grid In 2015

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — Supercheap Auto Holden Commodore VF driver Tim Slade has expressed his sympathy for his Walkinshaw Racing teammate Nick Percat, who is in danger of losing his drive for 2015. Rookie Percat won the 2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with Garth Tander before making the transition full-time …

V8SC: Holden Sweep; Courtney and Tander One-Two in Third Sydney Practice

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Holden Racing Team has come out firing in the final Sydney NRMA 500 practice session, with James Courtney topping the times at the track he was awarded his V8 Supercars Championship in 2010. Courtney’s 1:28.121 second lap around the Sydney street circuit was just 0.04 …

V8SC: Holdsworth Paces Second Sydney Practice

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Celebrating his 300th race at the Sydney NRMA 500, Lee Holdsworth is off to a good start in his Erebus Mercedes, topping the day’s second practice session with a 1:28.88 second lap. Holdsworth came in with a 0.06 second lead over Red Bull’s Jamie Whincup …

V8SC PRACTICE: Drive of a Champion; Whincup Fastest in Opening Homebush V8 Supercars Session

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Champion elect Jamie Whincup has started strong at the Sydney NRMA 500, shooting to the top of the times with a 1:28.939 second flyer. Red Bull’s Whincup was just a hundredth (0.01) of a second quicker than TEKNO’s quick Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen, who missed …

V8SC: Championship to Pay Respects to Phillip Hughes During Sydney Finale

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — All 26 V8 Supercars will this weekend run decals in memory of late cricketer Phillip Hughes at the Sydney NRMA 500. Each competitor will run a round green sticker with Hughes’ baggy green number 408 and #63notout, most positioned on the rear windows, below the car number. …