Scott Pye reached new heights in Supercars in 2018, the first year of the Walkinshaw Andretti United alliance.
Having joined the Holden team in 2017, Pye grabbed his maiden Supercars race win at Albert Park last year, and a career best of seventh in the championship.
He also made it back-to-back Bathurst podiums with Warren Luff, the pair finishing second in the Great Race.
Pye was 12th in the 2017 standings, a difficult season for the former factory Holden team, but well clear of team-mate James Courtney.
The South Australian spent the previous three years with what is now DJR Team Penske.
Two of those campaigns were unexpected, though; stepping back in to replace Marcos Ambrose in early 2015, and ’16 when it expanded sooner than predicted to become a two-car group.
Pye came onto the Supercars scene in 2012 within an exciting Dunlop Super2 Series field as he returned to Australia from Europe.
He won the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for best first-year driver, clinching a breakthrough round win in the final event at Homebush and finishing runner-up to Scott McLaughlin in the overall standings.
Pye progressed through the ranks of karting and Formula Ford, finishing third in the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship behind Nick Percat and Mitch Evans.
Moving to the UK, he claimed the 2010 British Formula Ford Championship with 14 race wins and stepped up to the cut-throat British Formula 3 Championship a year later.
He finished 10th in the points with a victory at Rockingham the highlight, joining the likes of Mark Webber, Daniel Ricciardo and Will Davison as Australian drivers to win in the category.
The backing of Roland Dane and Triple Eight helped Pye with his overseas program and he returned to Australia in 2012 to drive the Monster Commodore in Super2 for the team.
His first year of main game competition with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport was tough, though a top 10 finish at Bathurst with Paul Morris was a highlight in 2013 and enough to get him a gig with Dick Johnson Racing the following year.