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MSR acquires iconic Stone Supercars number

MATT Stone Racing will tap into history by bringing a special race number back into the family fold for the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.

MSR has this morning revealed it has ditched its customary #34 and #35 in favour of #4 and #10.

Cameron Hill will don the #4 on his Camaro, while #10 is allocated to recruit Nick Percat.

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MSR boss Matt Stone’s father Jim co-owned Stone Brothers Racing, a successful Ford Supercars squad from 1998 to 2012.

Matt Stone and Jim Stone (middle two) with MSR’s Camaros in early 2023. Pic: Supplied

Synonymous with SBR was #4 and #9. The latter is currently unavailable, being attached to Erebus Motorsport (which took over from SBR at the end of 2012).

#4 is most iconic with the Stones, however.

It was with that number that SBR won the Bathurst 1000 in its rookie year, and that Marcos Ambrose delivered its first championship (in 2003).

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The number did initially carry over from SBR to Erebus, and it was associated with the latter’s first ever Supercars race win (via Lee Holdsworth at the 2014 Winton 400).

Erebus ceded #4 at the end of 2016, after which it was picked up by Brad Jones Racing for various wildcards before becoming Jack Smith’s regular number.

Smith retired at the end of last year and was replaced by Jaxon Evans, whose 2024 race number is yet to be confirmed.

MSR is also still to announce its naming rights sponsor(s) for the coming season following Truck Assist’s departure.

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