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Will Brown in line for NASCAR Cup debut

WILL Brown is the latest Supercars star preparing to tackle the American NASCAR scene.

V8 Sleuth has learnt that the current Repco Supercars Championship leader is poised to contest the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Sonoma road course on June 9.

He’ll do so in the #33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro entry that Brodie Kostecki campaigned at the Indianapolis road course last year.

It emerged this week that Kostecki will not drive in any NASCAR events in 2024.

Will Brown. Pic: Supplied

Brown’s RCR opportunity is understood to have come with backing from Peter Adderton’s MobileX, which sponsored Kostecki’s Indianapolis campaign last year.

Kostecki and Adderton recently fell out over the driver’s sudden return to Erebus Motorsport.

The Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, California, will mark Brown’s NASCAR debut but it will not be his first outing with RCR.

Brown impressed the team while subbing for an unwell Kostecki in the World Racing League final at the Circuit of the Americas last December.

He also worked with RCR Cup Series stars Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon during a testing program with an ex-Erebus Commodore Supercar.

Brown currently leads the Supercars Championship. Pic: Supplied

Brown’s US sojourn will follow that of the man he replaced in the Triple Eight Supercars team, Shane van Gisbergen, and Tickford Racing star Cam Waters.

Van Gisbergen is running a full Xfinity Series campaign and a part-time Cup program this year, while Waters is making his second Truck Series start this weekend in Kansas.

Although van Gisbergen’s program does not include the Sonoma Cup race, he will take part in the Xfinity race at the venue the day prior.

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