Tailem Bend Supercars: Whincup completes weekend pole sweep

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Tailem Bend Supercars: Whincup completes weekend pole sweep
By: Nick DeGroot
Aug 26, 2018, 1:59 AM

Jamie Whincup earned his 79th career pole position in the second race of the weekend from The Bend Motorsport Park.

Whincup also won the pole for Saturday's race, where he ultimately finished fourth. He will now lead the field to the green flag in a Triple Eight front row lockout for Race 23.

The veteran driver was unmatched in Sunday's qualifying session as he was the only driver to dip down into the 48s, putting up a pole lap of 1:48.6498. Teammate and Race 1 winner Shane van Gisbergen will share the front row, lapping the course in 1:49.0515 seconds.

"It's a tough place around here," said Whincup. "The crew made the car better today and I got the most out of it, plus a little bit of a tow off my teammate as well which resulted in a 48, so I'm very, very happy."

Tim Slade put together a lat flyer to rocket from 15th to third on the grid while Scott Pye slotted into fourth. 

Michael Caruso, Craig Lowndes, James Courtney, Anton de Pasquale, Rick Kelly, and championship leader Scott McLaughlin round out the top-ten.

As for incidents, there was only one of note when light contact between Garth Tander and Richie Stanaway sent the latter spinning at Turn 14.

Cla # Driver Car Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'48.6498     164.013
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'49.0515 0.4017 0.4017 163.409
3 14 Australia Tim Slade  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'49.3326 0.6828 0.2811 162.988
4 2 Australia Scott Pye  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'49.4152 0.7654 0.0826 162.865
5 23 Australia Michael Caruso  Nissan Altima 6 1'49.5336 0.8838 0.1184 162.689
6 888 Australia Craig Lowndes  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'49.5564 0.9066 0.0228 162.655
7 25 Australia James Courtney  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'49.5622 0.9124 0.0058 162.647
8 99 Anton de  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'49.5774 0.9276 0.0152 162.624
9 15 Australia Rick Kelly  Nissan Altima 8 1'49.6589 1.0091 0.0815 162.503
10 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin  Ford Falcon FG X 8 1'49.6845 1.0347 0.0256 162.465
11 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner  Nissan Altima 8 1'49.6957 1.0459 0.0112 162.449
12 9 Australia David Reynolds  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'49.7013 1.0515 0.0056 162.441
13 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard  Ford Falcon FG X 8 1'49.7324 1.0826 0.0311 162.395
14 6 Australia Cameron Waters  Ford Falcon FG X 7 1'49.8696 1.2198 0.1372 162.192
15 8 Australia Nick Percat  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'49.8853 1.2355 0.0157 162.169
16 230 Australia Will Davison  Ford Falcon FG X 7 1'49.9031 1.2533 0.0178 162.142
17 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom  Ford Falcon FG X 8 1'49.9457 1.2959 0.0426 162.080
18 33 Australia Garth Tander  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'50.0924 1.4426 0.1467 161.864
19 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'50.2835 1.6337 0.1911 161.583
20 4 Australia Macauley Jones  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'50.3359 1.6861 0.0524 161.506
21 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro  Nissan Altima 7 1'50.3797 1.7299 0.0438 161.442
22 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth 
Australia Jason Bright 
Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'50.4713 1.8215 0.0916 161.308
23 21 Australia Tim Blanchard  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'50.4792 1.8294 0.0079 161.297
24 55 Australia Chaz Mostert  Ford Falcon FG X 8 1'50.6633 2.0135 0.1841 161.028
25 34 Australia James Golding  Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'50.8774 2.2276 0.2141 160.718
26 42 Australia Kurt Kostecki  Holden Commodore ZB 7 1'51.1777 2.5279 0.3003 160.283
27 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway  Ford Falcon FG X 7 1'51.1899 2.5401 0.0122 160.266
28 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood  Ford Falcon FG X 7 1'52.0456 3.3958 0.8557 159.042
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