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Van Gisbergen’s 2024 NASCAR program revealed

SHANE van Gisbergen’s 2024 NASCAR campaign will include a full season of Xfinity Series competition and a minimum of seven Cup Series races.

The three-time Supercars champion’s program has been confirmed by Trackhouse Racing, which signed a development deal with the Kiwi following his stunning debut Cup Series win with the team at Chicago in July.

Van Gisbergen’s Xfinity Series campaign will be run by Chevrolet team Kaulig Racing, sporting SVG’s famous #97 and primary sponsorship from automotive accessories, home and pet care manufacturer, WeatherTech.

The 33-race Xfinity Series schedule officially rules van Gisbergen out of returning to the Supercars enduros.

Trackhouse has meanwhile announced the following races will be among van Gisbergen’s Cup starts.

•    Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin on March 24 
•    Talladega Superspeedway on April 21 and October 6 
•    Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26 
•    Chicago Street Race on July 7 
•    Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sept. 15 
•    Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 20.

“After winning in Chicago, I could not stop thinking about racing full-time in NASCAR,” said van Gisbergen, who has already arrived in the USA.

“I am still stunned at how quickly this has all come together. I must thank the NASCAR industry and fans for embracing me and allowing me to chase this dream.

Shane van Gisbergen celebrates in Chicago. Pic: Supplied

“I respect every driver who has put in the work to make it to the Cup Series, and I am ready to put in that same effort. I am anxious to get started.” 

Trackhouse owner Justin Marks added his excitement over the season ahead.

“We know Shane will be incredibly competitive at the road course events in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series, but we wanted to get him as much experience on NASCAR ovals as possible, so I am really excited about his 2024 schedule,” he said.

“Kaulig Racing has a history of winning in the Xfinity Series and as a fellow Chevrolet team, we are so thankful Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice see the potential in Shane that we see. The anticipation for this season is palpable.” 

Kaulig will also field AJ Allmendinger and Josh Williams in its Xfinity line-up.

Team boss Chris Rice said the deal with Trackhouse to run van Gisbergen full-time makes sense for the Kaulig team.

“We started our talks with Trackhouse about the possibility of putting SVG in a Xfinity car for a few races quite some time ago, and from there the talks evolved to discussions about how much it would cost to run a full season,” he said.

“Once we knew we had an open seat for next season, it became the perfect scenario to put him in the car.

“We partner with Trackhouse’s pit crew department, and with their key support from Chevrolet, it made teaming up an easy decision.” 

WeatherTech will serve as SVG’s primary sponsor for 17 Xfinity races as well as the Cup races at COTA, Charlotte, Watkins Glen and Talladega. 

Van Gisbergen has previously driven for the brand in the Daytona 24 Hour sportscar race.

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