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The Supercars title contenders will start the first leg of the Gold Coast 600 from opposite ends of the Top 10, with Scott McLaughlin on pole and Shane van Gisbergen on the fifth row after a kerb strike in the Shootout.
Shane van Gisbergen has secured provisional pole for Saturday's leg of the Gold Coast 600, while Craig Lowndes will start outside the Top 20 thanks to a penalty for running into Richie Stanaway
Supercars star Scott McLaughlin says he was "holding on for dear life" during the opening NASCAR demo on the streets of the Gold Coast today.
Shane van Gisbergen won an intriguing battle of the title contenders in the final practice session for the Gold Coast 600.
Rick Kelly topped the opening practice on the streets of the Gold Coast, as James Golding caused the session to be cut slightly short thanks to a nasty shunt at the beach chicane.
Stadium Super Trucks will race in Sydney next week, having engineered a return to Australia despite still being suspended by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
A new multi-year deal between Supercars and the West Australian government won’t be struck until after next year’s night race at Barbagallo Raceway.
The Gold Coast is likely to adopt the same format used by the Sandown 500 in 2019, as part of a plan by Supercars to simplify the endurance season.
Supercars has revealed its 2019 calendar, complete with a new night race in Perth and a revamped enduro schedule that kicks off with the Bathurst 1000.
With Craig Lowndes retiring at the end of this season, Steve Richards will need a new endurance partner for 2019. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the now five-time Bathurst 1000 winner needs to leave Triple Eight.