Van Gisbergen confirms 2024 NASCAR plans

14 Sep
Kiwi star to run select races in all three NASCAR series
  • Shane van Gisbergen signs with Trackhouse for 2024

  • Kiwi to drive in all three NASCAR series next year

  • Van Gisbergen replaced by Will Brown at Triple Eight next year

Trackhouse Racing has signed Shane van Gisbergen to drive in a combination of races in NASCAR’s three national series in 2024.

Three-time Supercars champion van Gisbergen will run select races in the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Seriesand Craftsman Truck Series. Van Gisbergen will also compete in some late model and other races.

It comes after Triple Eight Race Engineering confirmed Will Brown will replace van Gisbergen from next season on a three-year deal.

Van Gisbergen made his full-time debut in Supercars as a teenager midway through the 2007 with Team Kiwi Racing, before joining Stone Brothers Racing in 2008.

He shifted to Tekno Autosports and Holden in 2013, and has raced with Triple Eight since 2016, winning three championships and 67 races with the powerhouse team.

Trackhouse will announce exact details of the 34-year-old's 2024 schedule in due course, with the team set to fast-track van Gisbergen's experience.

Van Gisbergen joins Cup Series race winners Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez in the Trackhouse stable.

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“This announcement means so many things to me,” van Gisbergen said.

“I’m proud of what I have achieved here in Australia, but I’m excited by this new chapter in my career and the opportunities that it brings.

“I’m so thankful to everyone who has played a role in my career so far, especially Triple Eight Race Engineering, and looking forward to finishing our year with a few more highlights.

“It is time for a new challenge and this adventure into NASCAR will be the biggest challenge of my career and one I’m really looking forward to.

"I want to thank Justin Marks and everyone at Trackhouse Racing who have taken a chance on me and given me this opportunity. I’m excited to get to America and getting the season started.”

Van Gisbergen won on debut in the Cup Series on the streets of Chicago in July in Trackhouse's Project91 wildcard entry, and returned for a second start at Indianapolis, finishing 10th.

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The New Zealander was joined on track at Indianapolis by Erebus Motorsport driver Brodie Kostecki, with the two drivers first and second in the Supercars standings.

Van Gisbergen's Indy cameo came two days after his first oval-track start, when he ran 19th in a Niece Motorsports entry at Indianapolis Raceway Park in the Truck Series.

He confirmed his intention to shift Stateside after the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight in July, with Trackhouse team owner Marks later revealing he was "working hard" on a deal for the star driver.

"This is going to be a tremendous challenge for Shane but he is a tremendous driver as we have all seen," Marks said.

"Next year will be about getting him acclimated to oval track racing, superspeedways, 1.5-mile tracks and everything he has never experienced in his career.

"It’s obviously going to be a learning process, but we think Shane will perform quite well."

Van Gisbergen will share his #97 Red Bull Ampol Camaro with Richie Stanaway at this weekend's Penrite Oil Sandown 500.

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