Trackhouse reveals 2024 schedule for Shane van Gisbergen
Van Gisbergen to complete full-time season in Xfinity Series
Three-time Supercars champ to drive in seven Cup Series races
Trackhouse Racing has revealed the 2024 schedule for three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen, which includes a full-time season in the Xfinity Series.
Van Gisbergen, who finished second in the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, won the inaugural Chicago Street Race in his NASCAR debut in July.
The three-time Bathurst winner will race full-time in the Xfinity Series driving the #97 Chevrolet Camaro with Kaulig Racing. Van Gisbergen, who turns 35 in May, will also drive in a minimum of seven Cup Series races in 2024.
The Kiwi’s Cup starts will come at Circuit of the Americas (March 24), Talladega Superspeedway (April 21 and October 6), Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 26), Chicago Street Race (July 7), Watkins Glen (September 15) and Las Vegas (October 20).
“I am still stunned at how quickly this has all come together,” said van Gisbergen, who landed in the United States earlier this week.
"I must thank the NASCAR industry and fans for embracing me and allowing me to chase this dream. I respect every driver who has put in the work to make it to the Cup Series, and I am ready to put in that same effort. I am anxious to get started.”
Van Gisbergen followed his Chicago victory with 10th place on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August. He made his paved oval debut in the Truck Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park, finishing 19th.
Trackhouse founder and owner Justin Marks, who also recently entered into MotoGP, was excited to get van Gisbergen’s NASCAR foray underway.
"We know Shane will be incredibly competitive at the road course events in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series,” said Marks, who owns the team with international superstar entertainer Pitbull.
“But we wanted to get him as much experience on NASCAR ovals as possible, so I am really excited about his 2024 schedule.
"Kaulig Racing has a history of winning in the Xfinity Series and as a fellow Chevrolet team, we are so thankful Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice see the potential in Shane that we see. The anticipation for this season is palpable.”
Kaulig has won two Cup races and 23 Xfinity races since its inception in 2016. Van Gisbergen will join Kaulig Racing teammates Josh Williams and AJ Allmendinger in the Xfinity Series.
“We started our talks with Trackhouse about the possibility of putting SVG in a Xfinity car for a few races quite some time ago,” Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice said.
“And from there the talks evolved to discussions about how much it would cost to run a full season. Once we knew we had an open seat for next season, it became the perfect scenario to put him in the car.
"We partner with Trackhouse’s pit crew department, and with their key support from Chevrolet, it made teaming up an easy decision.”
Van Gisbergen has been replaced by Will Brown at Red Bull Ampol Racing alongside Broc Feeney for the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship. The new Supercars season will commence at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 on February 23-25.