Caruso, 30, has had a number of highlights during the 2013 season, including five top 10 finishes in his #36 Norton-sponsored Nissan.
The Altima sedan is an all-new entry in the medium passenger segment of the Australian new car market.
Rick Kelly/Karl Reindler finished just outside the top 10 in 11th
The streets of Surfers Paradise was filled with action and crashes. The survivors were Craig Lowndes and co-driver Warren Luff.
James Moffat and Taz Douglas were the best of the Nissan Altimas in 18th place after a trying day.
Tomorrow, the Nissan Motorsport will be on track at 10.05am AEST for practice, while on Sunday, a final practice will be held at 7.25am ahead of ‘The Great Race’ at 10.30am.
Moffat finished 11th and eighth today, following on from his landmark race win yesterday – Nissan’s first win in Australian Touring Car Championship for 21 years.
James Moffat and Nissan Motorsport have made Australian sports history at Winton Raceway today, claiming Nissan’s first race win in Australian Touring Car racing in 21 years.
Moffat, driver of the #360 Norton Hornet Nissan Altima is secured of his future
Michael Krumm and Lucas Ordonez will now fly to Japan for this weekend’s Super GT round at Suzuka.
Pirtek's support of the new Enduro Cup will create a championship-within-a-championship in the popular Australian racing series.
The Nissan Motorsport team will enjoy its first test since racing the new Nissan Altimas at Winton Motor Raceway in two weeks.
Moffat and Kelly finished 14th and 15th in the 200km race, with their Nissan team-mates Rick Kelly and Michael Caruso taking 20th and 23rd respectively.
The Nissan team has a positive day in the Sucrogen Townsville 400, and look forward to Sunday's action on the street circuit.
Former V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney back swinging in Townsville.
Two of the four Nissan Motorsport Altimas will compete in a new, sharper look at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 this weekend.
All four Nissan Altima drivers finished inside the top 10.