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Sandown 500 secures new naming rights backer

Supercars has secured a new naming rights backer for the opening race of its Season of Endurance for the next two years.

Nissan looking to expand ‘Safari’ concept in Australia

Nissan will look to bolster its Circuit Safari concept in Australia with more cars and more tracks, after successfully trialling it at the Sandown 500 last weekend.

Jones: Sandown disqualification ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Brad Jones Racing team owner Brad Jones has hit back at Tim Slade and Ash Walsh being disqualified from the Sandown 500, labelling the decision a ‘bitter pill to swallow’.

Triple Eight accepts blame for Sandown tyre blowouts

Triple Eight team manager Mark Dutton says the team has to take responsibility for the tyres failures that cost both of its Red Bull cars dearly during today’s Sandown 500, rather than blame external factors.

Sandown 500: Waters and Stanaway charge to maiden Supercars win

Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway have combined to secure their first wins in Supercars, the young Prodrive pair taking a measured win at the Sandown 500.

Webb slapped with $15,000 fine for Hazelwood crash

Jonathon Webb has been fined $15,000 for the role he played in Todd Hazelwood’s horror shunt at Sandown yesterday.

Hazelwood avoiding replays of frightening Sandown shunt

Todd Hazelwood says he’ll try and avoid detailed analysis of his hair-raising Sandown shunt until the end of the race weekend, to help concentrate on today’s Super2 race.

Sandown Australian GT: Emery caps off comeback season with title win

Geoff Emery capped off his remarkable comeback from breaking his back less than 18 months by wrapping up the 2017 Australian GT Championship at Sandown today.

Sandown 500: Waters/Stanaway secure pole with qualifier win

Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway are the official polesitters for the 2017 Sandown 500, after Waters won the second qualifying race at the Melbourne circuit.

Hazelwood reflects on 260 km/h Sandown crash

Todd Hazelwood’s final thought before he plunged into the wall at well over 200 km/h during the co-driver qualifying race at Sandown was ‘oh my god, this is going to be huge’.

Sandown 500: Massive crash stops first qualifying race

Luke Youlden was declared the winner of the co-driver qualifying race at Sandown, after the race was stopped a lap early due to a hair-raising crash between Todd Hazelwood and Jono Webb.

Sandown 500: Reynolds takes provisional pole as Triple Eight stumbles

David Reynolds has taken provisional pole position at Sandown, while both of the Red Bull Holden Triple Eight cars missed out on the top five for this afternoon’s first qualifying race.

Sandown 500: Caruso leads practice, Penske and T8 tangle

Michael Caruso kept Nissan on top in the final practice at Sandown, while Fabian Coulthard and Shane van Gisbergen came to blows in tricky conditions.

Sandown 500: Penske hits back in final practice

Tony D’Alberto helped DJR Team Penske bounce back from a tough second practice session by topping the third and final session of the day at Sandown.

Sandown 500: Rick Kelly keeps Nissan on top

Nissan Motorsport’s Rick Kelly timed his run to perfection to top a second rain-affected practice session at Sandown.

Sandown 500: Fiore tops first co-driver session

Nissan Motorsport’s Dean Fiore topped a rain-affected opening co-driver session to kick off the Sandown 500 weekend.

LD Motorsport unveils its retro Sandown liveries

Supercars squad LD Motorsport has pulled the covers off a pair of retro liveries ahead of this weekend’s retro-themed Sandown 500.

Retro HRT theme for HSV Racing at Sandown

HSV Racing will look back to the beginning of the team’s association with sponsor Mobil 1 for its second Retro Round livery for the Sandown 500.

GRM unveils Tander, Moffat retro liveries for Sandown

Garry Rogers Motorsport has rolled out two very different retro liveries across its two Commodores for this weekend’s heritage-themed Sandown 500.

HSV Racing pays tribute to Tander title win

HSV Racing has paid tribute to former driver Garth Tander’s 2007 Supercars title win with a retro livery for James Courtney’s Commodore for the Sandown 500.

Covers come off Mostert retro livery

Chaz Mostert’s Prodrive Racing Australia Falcon is the latest to be given a retro treatment ahead of this weekend’s Sandown 500.

Erebus honours Brock with second retro reveal

Erebus Motorsport has completed its Retro Round livery reveals with a Team Brock-inspired colour scheme for David Reynolds’ #9 Commodore.

Erebus goes NASCAR for retro livery

Supercars squad Erebus Motorsport has turned to NASCAR for inspiration for the retro livery that will run on Dale Wood’s Commodore at the Sandown 500 next weekend.

BJR honours Norm Beechey with retro liveries

Brad Jones Racing will honour Australian Touring Car great Norm Beechey with retro liveries across its three cars for the Sandown 500.

Lowndes Commodore given retro makeover

Craig Lowndes and Steve Richards will race with a 1980s-themed Caltex livery at the Sandown 500 later this month.

Special 50-year Shell livery for DJR Team Penske

DJR Team Penske has rolled out a special retro livery ahead of the Sandown 500 to celebrate half a century of partnership between Dick Johnson Racing and Shell.

Retro livery revealed for de Silvestro Supercar

Nissan Motorsport has completed the reveal of its retro Sandown 500 liveries, with a colour scheme based on the R380 Type II for Simona de Silvestro’s car.

Nissan brings famous Calsonic livery to Supercars

Nissan Motorsport has unveiled another retro round livery, with a play on the famous Calsonic colour scheme for Michael Caruso’s car ahead of the Sandown 500.

Team 18 unveils split retro livery for Sandown

Lee Holdsworth and Karl Reindler will race in a bold split livery at the retro-themed Sandown 500 later this month.

Tander: Sandown win a show of Walkinshaw strength

Garth Tander says today’s Sandown 500 victory shows that the Walkinshaw Racing organisation “hasn’t dropped its lip” in the wake of the Holden sponsorship decision.

Sandown 500: Tander breaks 72-race winless streak

Garth Tander broke a 72-race drought to win a thrilling, rain-affected Sandown 500 alongside Warren Luff.

Golding: I was trying to stay alive

James Golding has described the frightening crash that red-flagged the Sandown 500, and left the #34 out of the race.

Massive Golding crash halts Sandown 500

The Sandown 500 has been red-flagged after Volvo GRM driver James Golding hit the wall hard towards the end of the back straight.

Sandown 500: Coulthard tops damp warm-up

DJR Team Penske’s Fabian Coulthard topped a damp 20-minute warm-up for the Sandown 500.

Sandown 500 will be 'all over the place', says Whincup

Wet weather will lead to today’s Sandown 500 being ‘all over the place’, according to pole-sitter Jamie Whincup.

Sandown 500: Whincup bags pole with qualifying race win

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell will start the Sandown 500 from pole position, after Whincup took a controlled, but not dominant, second qualifying race win over Garth Tander.

Sandown 500: Dumbrell dominates first qualifying race

Paul Dumbrell dominated the co-driver qualifying race for the Sandown 500, handing Jamie Whincup pole position for the second qualifying race this afternoon.

Sandown 500: Mostert grabs provisional pole

Prodrive Racing Australia’s Chaz Mostert left it late to nab provisional pole position for the Sandown 500.

Sandown 500: Whincup edges McLaughlin in final practice

Jamie Whincup put a Red Bull-backed Triple Eight car on top for the first time this weekend, leading the way in the fourth and final practice session for the Sandown 500 by just 0.0002s.

Sandown secures new three-year Supercars deal

Sandown Raceway will continue to host Supercars until 2019, thanks to a fresh deal between the series and the Melbourne Racing Club.

Sandown 500: D’Alberto and Penske finish Friday fastest

DJR Team Penske’s Tony D’Alberto finished the third and final Friday practice session for the Sandown 500 fastest in the #17 Ford.

Sandown 500: Richards puts Triple Eight on top

Triple Eight driver Steve Richards emerged as fastest of the co-drivers in the second practice session for the Sandown 500.

Sandown 500: Coulthard fastest in opening practice

DJR Team Penske driver Fabian Coulthard topped today’s opening practice session for the Sandown 500.

GRM unveils retro livery for Sandown 500

Garry Rogers Motorsport has unveiled its retro livery for this weekend's heritage-themed Sandown 500 round of the Supercars series.

Brad Jones Racing reveals retro look

Brad Jones Racing has revealed two retro liveries it will run at the upcoming Sandown 500.

Prodrive reveals first retro livery

Prodrive Racing Australia has pulled the covers off its first retro livery ahead of the heritage-themed Sandown 500.

Penrite floats Reynolds retro concept

Penrite Oil, primary sponsor of David Reynolds’s Erebus Supercar, has revealed one of the concept liveries it considered for the Sandown 500 ‘Heritage Round’.

Stanaway cleared for Sandown Supercars start

Richie Stanaway has been formally cleared by Aston Martin Racing to start the Sandown 500 in the Super Black Ford.

McConville “sharp” ahead of Supercars race return

Veteran Supercars driver Cameron McConville says he will be “relatively sharp” when he makes his comeback to the category at the Sandown 500 next month.

Driver’s Eye View: Sandown 500

A $3000 burnout, a false engagement, and an old dog that seems to have learnt new tricks – it’s Driver’s Eye View with V8 Supercars driver Tony D’Alberto.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Doing it the hard way

V8 Supercars star and columnist took a well-earned 10th place away from the Sandown 500. But as he explains, it was anything but a straightforward result.

Tekno is back, says van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen scored a podium result in the Sandown 500 last weekend.

Mostert: I was trying to pass Winterbottom

Chaz Mostert claims he gave his veteran teammate all he had at the end of the Sandown 500.

Winterbottom/Owen win the Sandown 500

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen are the 2015 Sandown 500 winners, holding out Prodrive team-mates Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters in the first V8 Supercars endurance race of the season.

Whincup leads Sandown warm-up

Sandown 500 pole-sitter Jamie Whincup set the pace in this morning’s warm-up session, the final hit-out before this afternoon’s big race.

Whincup secures Sandown 500 pole

Jamie Whincup will start the Sandown 500 from pole position, after holding out Prodrive’s Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert in a tense second qualifying race.

Dumbrell wins wild first qualifier at Sandown

Paul Dumbrell took a comfortable win away from today’s first qualifying race at Sandown, giving Jamie Whincup pole position for this afternoon’s second race.

Mostert takes provisional pole for the Sandown 500

Chaz Mostert bagged provisional pole for the Sandown 500, holding out Prodrive team-mate Mark Winterbottom.

Whincup: New car was a “big risk”

Jamie Whincup says bringing a brand new chassis to the Sandown 500 this weekend was a “big risk”, but one that looks set to pay off.

Whincup tops first session of the Sandown 500 weekend

Jamie Whincup held out three Prodrive entries to lead the way in the opening practice session of the Sandown 500 weekend in Melbourne.