Both teams had undergone several changes between the two stints for their respective drivers, none greater than DJR's transition from cash-strapped cellar-dwellers to championship winners.
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In 2003 and 2004, Greg Murphy and Kmart Commodores ruled the roost at Mount Panorama.
Murphy's consecutive Great Race victories came alongside Rick Kelly, whose family owned the team.
In 2001, Murphy moved with Kmart sponsorship from Gibson Motorsport and won on home soil at Pukekohe. After the early 2003 collapse of Tom Walkinshaw Racing, the two-car team was purchased by Holden before being quickly on-sold to Rick's parents, John and Margaret Kelly.
Murphy left for Paul Weel Racing in 2005, before leaving for a three-year Tasman Motorsport stint between 2007 and 2009.
After a single campaign for Paul Morris Motorsport in 2010, the Kiwi signed with Kelly Racing, which reunited Murphy with the family team he helped to so much success nearly a decade earlier.
His highlight for the Kellys was a surprise 2011 Bathurst pole, which he backed up 24 hours later with a podium alongside the late Allan Simonsen.
Injuries kept him sidelined for much of the 2012 season, which proved to be his last full-time campaign before he shifted to co-driving duties for HRT.
Garth Tander made a name for himself at Garry Rogers Motorsport, winning the Bathurst 1000 on his third attempt in 2000 - the same year he finished runner-up to Mark Skaife in the championship.
He remained at GRM until 2004, and replaced Greg Murphy at the HSV Dealer Team, which had rebranded following the exit of title sponsor Kmart.
Between 2005 and 2007, Tander won 26 races and a championship before taking the #1 to HRT.
He remained with the factory team for nine seasons, adding two further Bathurst wins in 2009 and 2011, before he left at the end of 2016 - the same year Holden took its factory funding to Triple Eight.
While one door closed, another opened in familiar territory, with Tander returning to Rogers' squad 12 years after he left.
The romantic story didn’t eventuate, however, with Tander recording just two podiums in two seasons before he moved into co-driving duties with Triple Eight.
Jack Le Brocq
In 2020, Jack Le Brocq linked up with Tickford for the second time following a successful stint in the development series.
Le Brocq's solid 2020 aboard the Supercheap Auto Mustang featured a maiden win at Sydney Motorsport Park and a podium at Tailem Bend.
It came in his second stint with the Ford team, which helped him to second in the 2016 Dunlop Super2 Series under its former Prodrive guise.
In 2016, he claimed seven Super2 wins from 16 starts, with his runner-up finish sandwiched between a pair of third-place finishes.
He made his main game debut with Erebus Motorsport in the 2015 enduros, but a career highlight came 12 months later alongside Cameron Waters.
Aboard the Prodrive-prepared #6 Monster Energy Falcon, Le Brocq just missed out on the podium in the Great Race, with Waters just 0.38s behind third-place finisher Nick Percat.
After claiming a remarkable title for Dick Johnson Racing in 2010, James Courtney traded blue for red, signing with HRT.
It was as high-profile a defection as Supercars had seen, although it wasn't a completely new venture for Courtney.
He made his main game debut with HRT at the 2005 enduros alongside the legendary Jim Richards, with the duo combining for a top 10 finish in the Sandown 500.
However, Courtney’s maiden Bathurst 1000 appearance didn’t last long, with the rookie crashing the #22 entry early, on a day Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly steered the lead #2 entry to victory.