Whincup leads on 1847 points from Craig Lowndes (1800) and Will Davison (1792).
Former V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney back swinging in Townsville.
Wild rides for former Longhorn stars
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.
The Australian V8 Supercar is 400lbs lighter than a Sprint Cup car, but only has 650 horsepower compared to 950 in NASCAR.
NASCAR's Kurt Busch and Supercross star Chad Reed will have an interesting Tuesday next week when they climb into the cockpit of a V8 Supercar in Austin, Texas -- the home of the Circuit of the Americas.
Exhibition laps during the MotoGP Circuit of The Americas will take place with Courtney and Coulthard piloting the future V8 Supercar
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.