Craig Lowndes Breaks V8 Supercars Record
Well V8 Supercars has its own Ricky Bobby in Craig Lowndes.
No one has gone faster or won as many races as Lowndes, who recently broke the V8 Supercars record for career wins!
Lowndes claimed his record-breaking 91st career win in the opening race of the V8 Supercars round in Perth. The 38-year-old driver overtook his Red Bull Racing teammate Jamie Chuncup on the 28th lap of the 50-lap race. He held onto the lead for the final 22 laps for an emotional finish.
With the win, Lowndes surpassed the all-time V8 Supercars winning record of 90 victories set by Mark Skaife. Skaife, who was in attendance as a TV commentator, immediately came down to congratulate Lowndes on breaking his own record: An amazing show of sportsmanship from the V8 Supercars legend!
Lowndes equaled Skaife's milestone of 90 wins in the opening round of the season in Adelaide in March, but the 38-year-old Holden driver failed to take the checkered flag at the past two events in Tasmania and New Zealand.
Lowndes was relieved to finally achieve the milestone, which eluded him for the last several races. "It has been hanging over my head for a little while. You try not to think about it but you know it's there because it's in the press so it's now nice to have finally done it.'' (Source News.com.au)
Lowndes looks to continue his historical season in two weeks when V8 Supercars head to Austin for the 2013 V8 Supercars Austin 400. Winning at the inagural event will add another record to Lowndes career as one of the only V8 Supercars drivers to win on U.S. soil!
Congratulations to Craig Lowndes on becoming the all-time wins leader in V8 Supercars history!
Austin Here We Come!
Lowndes and the rest of the V8 Supercars drivers will make history as they head to Austin, Texas for the 2013 V8 Supercars Austin 400.
The inaugural event will mark the first V8 Supercars event staged in the United States! It is also the first time any Australian motorsport category has competed on U.S. soil.
V8 Supercars will roar into Austin on May 17-19, 2013. With four races throughout the weekend, Circuit of The Americas promises to deliver spectacular racing action for all three days!
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