Shane van Gisbergen Moving from Supercars to NASCAR in 2024

Jackson Wheeler
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  • Shane van Gisbergen will run a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule and a seven-race NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2024.
  • The Xfinity Series schedule will be in the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing, where he will team with Josh Williams and AJ Allmendinger.
  • He’ll race for Justin Marks-owned Trackhouse Racing in the Cup Series.

Shane van Gisbergen, the Supercars champion who took the NASCAR Cup Series drivers to school by winning the inaugural Chicago street race in July, is coming to America for a full-time effort with Trackhouse Racing in 2024.

The 34-year-old New Zealander and Trackhouse Racing announced today that van Gisbergen will run a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule and a seven-race NASCAR Cup Series schedule in the upcoming season.

And, yes, van Gisbergen will return to defend his unlikely Cup Series win in Chicago.

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Shane van Gisbergen was the toast of NASCAR when he won in Chicago in July.

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The Xfinity Series schedule will be in the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing, where he will team with Josh Williams and AJ Allmendinger. He’ll race for Justin Marks-owned Trackhouse Racing in the Cup 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, and from there the talks evolved to discussions about how much it would cost to run a full season,” said Chris Rice, president of Kaulig Racing. “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 is a three-time Supercars Championships, having won for the Australian Triple Eight Race Engineering team in 2016, 2021 and 2022. He has 80 career wins—fourth on the all-time list—in the Australia-based Supercars series.

“After winning in Chicago, I could not stop thinking about racing full time in NASCAR,” said Van Gisbergen. “I am still stunned at how quickly this has all come together. 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’s Cup schedule will include a mix of road courses, street courses and ovals:

  • Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on March 24
  • Talladega Superspeedway on April 21 and October 6
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26
  • Chicago Street Race on July 7
  • Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sept. 15
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 20.

“We know Shane will be incredibly competitive at the road course events in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series, but we wanted to get him as much experience on NASCAR ovals as possible, so I am really excited about his 2024 schedule,” said Trackhouse Racing founder and owner Marks. “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.”

In addition to his July win in Chicago, van Gisbergen finished 10th on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in August in his only other Cup start.

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Mike Pryson covered auto racing for the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot and MLive Media Group from 1991 until joining Autoweek in 2011. He won several Michigan Associated Press and national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for auto racing coverage and was named the 2000 Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club’s Michigan Motorsports Writer of the Year. A Michigan native, Mike spent three years after college working in southwest Florida before realizing that the land of Disney and endless summer was no match for the challenge of freezing rain, potholes and long, cold winters in the Motor City.

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