Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
17
Points
1489
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.9
Average finishing Position 14.6

biography

Date of birth
25/05/1983 (Age 35)
Place of birth
Sydney, NSW
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Wife, Danielle, with kids Lola and Mila
Outside of Racing
Football, golf, movies
Personal Vehicle
Nissan Patrol
Engineer
Steven Todkill
Follow Michael Caruso

Nissan Motorsport’s best-placed driver in the 2017 championship, Michael Caruso continues in the factory-backed #23 Altima this season.

Caruso started out in karting at the age of 11, winning countless titles before stepping up to Formula Ford and Formula 3.

The Sydneysider’s attention turned to Supercars in 2004, finishing second in the Dunlop Super2 Series in ’07 to secure a step up to the main game with Garry Rogers Motorsport the following season.

A best Bathurst result of second with Lee Holdsworth and maiden race win at Hidden Valley came in 2009, with Caruso leaving to join Nissan as it entered Supercars in ’13.

In Caruso’s second season in the Altima, he took the package into the top 10 of the championship for the first time, with 10th in the standings.

He matched that result in 2016, another victory at Hidden Valley his and Nissan’s second in Supercars.

Caruso then led the way for Nissan last year, shading team owner Rick Kelly, with 13th in the points.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 20 14 14
Race 2 › 9 9 12
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 13 13 12
Race 4 › 6 8 12
Race 5 › 8 16 16
Race 6 › 7 8 15
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 21 16 15
Race 8 › 20 24 15
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 25 18 17
Race 10 › 6 5 15
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 19 20 17
Race 12 › 8 26 17
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 3 6 16
Race 14 › 4 5 15
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 9 10 15
Race 16 › 7 9 15
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 26 26 16
Race 18 › 11 26 16
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 7 9 15
Race 20 › 9 13 15
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 10 22 16
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 3 3 15
Race 23 › 5 9 15
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 25 25 16
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 16 25 17

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE: V8
Drive Racing and Team Harvey Norman

Nissan Motorsport enters its sixth Supercars season with the Altima in 2018, keen to regroup from a trying ’17.

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