Jamie Whincup clinches 5th title finishing third, while Shane Van Gisbergen rules the final race.
The streets of Surfers Paradise was filled with action and crashes. The survivors were Craig Lowndes and co-driver Warren Luff.
The victory also marks the first in the 11 year history of the Castrol-backed Ford Performance Racing outfit.
Castrol created a unique event in Sydney today, inviting ARU CEO Bill Pulver for a hot lap with a Castrol-backed V8 Supercar team and their star driver Will Davison.
The first race of the weekend in the V8 Supercars Championship on the Queensland Raceway saw Whincup back on top!
Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison scored a 1-2 in the frist of two legs at the Sucrogen Townsville 400
In the first year of introducing new brands to the sport there were two Mercedes-Benz and four Nissan Altimas in the top ten in Friday's V8 Supercars practice at the Hidden Valley circuit.
Now the sport makes its debut in the US at the Circuit of the Americas next week where every team will be running at the track for the first time.
Lowndes is the right man: Skaife
The kid and the champ claim wins in ITM 400 Auckland V8 Supercars
Winterbottom enjoyed the return to a revamped Pukekohe Park Raceway
The last race on the Kiwi circuit was in 2007.
Two separate crashes happened in V8 Supercars third and final race of the weekend took place but neither Pye nor Reynolds ended up with injuries
Fabian Coulthard earns his first V8 Supercars championship winning points on the Symmons Plains circuit. The New Zealander did score wins at Albert Park but it was a non-points event on the F1 weekend in Austraia.
Jamie Whincup was just two-hundredths of a second quicker than Fabian Coulthard in Saturday's qualifying for the first part of the 60/60 split race format
Whincup set a lap time of 1m 56.6623 seconds with Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom responding with a 1m 56.8156 on the Albert Park Circuit.
Shane van Gisbergen lands his second pole of the weekend in the V8 Supercars opening event in Adelaide, Australia.
From the youngest to the newest, being an owner in the V8 Supercars is not an easy job; especially when one increases the number of cars in their garage.
Rain played a factor in the first qualifying for the Sydney 500.The track dried at the end but several top drivers will not have a shot at the pole; including Whincup!
Lowndes wins the race, Whincup wins the war