A master of consistency throughout his 19-year Supercars career, Rick Kelly retired from Supercars at the end of 2020.
Kelly was a standout performer over the years, outperforming his teammates.
Prior to starting Kelly Racing with older brother Todd, his career did not take long to take off.
After karting and Formula Ford, Kelly clinched the Australian Drivers Championship in Formula Holden in 2001 and made his Supercars debut in the same year for Kmart Racing.
Stepping into the Holden Young Lions program, Kelly was Rookie of the Year in 2002 and took over Todd's seat at Kmart Racing for the following season, culminating in his first Bathurst win.
He and Greg Murphy would in ’04 make it back-to-back triumphs at Mount Panorama before he switched to the HSV Dealer Team for ’05.
In 2006, his trademark consistency proved unbeatable.
Despite only winning one race all season, Kelly took the title in controversial circumstances after a last-race clash with Craig Lowndes at Phillip Island.
Kelly continued under the Walkinshaw Racing umbrella in 2007 and ’08 before Kelly Racing was formed.
In Holdens, he took three wins in 2011 for the team, which then welcomed Nissan to Supercars in '13.