The record books will show that Chaz Mostert managed a top five result in the 2020 Supercars Championship season despite the Walkinshaw Andretti United recruit failing to win a race.
It had been eight years since a driver finished in the top five despite missing out on victory, when Tim Slade enjoyed a career-best season run for Stone Brothers Racing.
In 2012, Mostert was 20 years old and cutting his teeth in the development series. Within two years, he was a multiple Supercars race winner and Bathurst 1000 champion as he quickly stamped his credentials on the main game.
What set Mostert apart in 2020, in his first year aboard a Commodore, was his ability to extract results with what he had at his disposal.
WAU Holdens are a far cry to Tickford Fords, which Mostert drove between 2014 and 2019.
Still, he downplayed his stunning speed at the time, but acknowledged the responsibility of his new authority at a WAU outfit which had previously struggled: "I'm not looking too far into it… it's just awesome for me to see the emotion in the garage.
"Those guys, probably the last year or couple of years, have been on the bad end of results... to see the eyes light up, even though it is practice, to be at the pointy end and being able to mix with some of these great drivers and great teams out there, it’s exciting for those guys.
"Every time you drive in a different team, you feel like you find more and more in yourself… but you have got to keep moving forward."
A "dream" podium in Race 2 followed, but he failed to finish better than fourth across the next four rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park and Darwin, by which he was 352 points off the championship lead.