2014 V8 Supercars Championship | Sydney NRMA 500 | Race 38

2014 V8 Supercars Championship | Sydney NRMA 500 | Race 38

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It was a diabolically wet end to Race 37 of the Championship at Sydney Olympic Park yesterday, but as we gear up for the final day of school for 2014, it’s dry at the moment, ahead of Race 38 at 3:40pm AEDST this afternoon.

It’s been a tremendous season of V8 Supercar racing… we’ve had absolutely everything you could possibly imagine, and for the teams and drivers, the end of this final hit out will signal the start of a well deserved break for Christmas.

Hello everyone. Zak Caban with you here in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, welcoming you to the final race of the 2014 V8 Supercar Championship season.

Well yesterday was interesting to say the least. Race 36 was dry, and Race 37 started exactly the same way, but what followed was rain like we’ve never seen before here at Olympic Park, to the point where the Race was stopped for 20-30 minutes, and resumed behind the Safety Car, which is exactly the way it ended.

Jamie Whincup won both races yesterday, making him the winningest driver at this venue, surpassing the only other multiple race winner, team-mate Craig Lowndes in the process.

Shane Van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin made up the podium in the rain-shortened affair.

V8 Supercars | Sydney NRMA 500 | Race 37

1 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF  23 01:05:51.1979
2 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF  23 01:05:51.9797
3 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60  23 01:05:52.5226
4 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF  23 01:05:53.2069
5 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG  23 01:05:54.0254
6 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF  23 01:05:54.8964
7 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF  23 01:05:55.3006
8 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima  23 01:05:55.7946
9 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG  23 01:05:58.4299
10 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF  23 01:05:59.6272
11 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF  23 01:06:00.3730
12 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG  23 01:06:01.3888
13 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG  23 01:06:03.1511
14 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima  23 01:06:04.5216
15 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG  23 01:06:05.3623
16 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF  23 01:06:06.3336
17 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima  23 01:06:06.8023
18 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60  23 01:06:08.6764
19 Walkinshaw Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF  23 01:06:09.1743
20 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF  23 01:06:10.3810
21 XBOX Racing DJR Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon FG  23 01:06:11.9338
22 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG  23 01:06:17.8203
23 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima  23 01:06:18.7017
24 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG  23 01:06:21.7941
25 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF  22 01:06:20.1622
DNF Wilson Security Racing David Wall  Ford Falcon FG  16 00:24:42.4943

No driver has clean-swept a Sydney weekend before, so Jamie Whincup is on the precipice of creating another piece of history here today.

He starts the day ten thousand dollars ($10,000) richer, after co-claiming the Armor All Pole Award for the most pole positions in 2014, despite not claiming a single pole position here in Sydney as yet… he’ll a chance to eradicate that in the Top-Ten Shootout later on this afternoon.

Heading into that, Shane Van Gisbergen is the fastest man, in a top ten again dominated by Commodores.

V8 Supercars | Sydney NRMA 500 | Race 38 Qualifying

1 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 01:27.91
2 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 00:00.34
3 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 00:00.40
4 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 00:00.49
5 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 00:00.50
6 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 00:00.60
7 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 00:00.60
8 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 00:00.64
9 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 00:00.76
10 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 00:00.82
11 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 00:00.84
12 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 00:00.91
13 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 00:00.94
14 Walkinshaw Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 00:01.04
15 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 00:01.04
16 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 00:01.05
17 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 00:01.05
18 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 00:01.09
19 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 00:01.19
20 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 00:01.22
21 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 00:01.46
22 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 00:01.73
23 XBOX Racing DJR Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon FG 00:01.88
24 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 00:01.89
25 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 00:02.18
26 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 00:06.51

 

Getting ready for the Top Ten Shootout here at 1:30pmm, ahead of the final race of the year at 3:40pm Local Time.

 

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