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Up to 40 races for van Gisbergen in 2024

SHANE van Gisbergen has shed light on how his racing program might look next year.

Little is known in terms of specifics about SVG’s 2024 activities beyond the fact Trackhouse Racing has signed him to a developmental deal encompassing several tiers in NASCAR.

The three-time Supercars champion though has now indicated he’ll be partaking in 30 or more races.

“I kind of know what I’m doing. It’s not fully confirmed or announced yet, but I’ll end up hopefully doing 30 races or even 40 if I get enough mixed classes,” van Gisbergen said on the Gypsy Tales Podcast.

“It will be mainly in the Xfinity Series but a lot of Cup races and maybe some Truck stuff too.

“Just experiencing everything, going to all of the tracks, and even the weekends where I’m not racing, or not racing Cup, I’ll just be there learning and being a part of the team and watching all of the strategies and pitstops, be in all of the meetings and understand what is going on.

“It’s just an experience year so I’m ready for hopefully ’25 when I’m in the Cup Series full-time, I’m ready to go and understand what’s happening every week.

“So next year there’s plenty of racing, but mainly learning.”

Van Gisbergen has three NASCAR starts to his name thus far for a return of 1st (Cup Series, Chicago), 10th (Cup Series, Indy road course) and 19th (Truck Series, Indianapolis Raceway Park).

The 34-year-old also opened up on how he’d low-key staved off illness for that Cup Series outing at the Brickyard.

“I was pretty sick that morning,” he admitted.

“I woke up real bad, I think I woke up at four and just started spewing and didn’t feel really good.

“I thought, ‘we need to put the media stuff off’ and they said, ‘we kind of need to do it’, so I tried to go to the track but I couldn’t handle my breakfast. I tried to have a coffee and it came straight back up.

“I just went to the medical centre and got a bit of help there from the medical staff, which was good.

“I was able to do the race but certainly wasn’t at my best. I don’t know how much better I would have been if I was at 100 percent, but I was pretty drained.

“I don’t think it was the best place we all went for dinner the night before! I was pretty sick.”

Van Gisbergen will relocate to the United States in mid-December.

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