Australian V8 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen recently took control of the No. 91 NASCAR Chevy Camaro ZL1 for a one-off race and became the first driver in over 60 years to win in his first NASCAR start, taking the trophy in Chicago on July 2nd, 2023. Having found Victory Lane already, van Gisbergen will soon be back for more Cup Series racing, and will once again wheel the No. 91 Camaro on the Indianapolis Road Course on August 13th, 2023.
The No. 91 NASCAR Chevy is fielded by Trackhouse Racing on a part-time basis, colloquially referred to as “Project 91.” It exists to attract international motorsports personalities to the NASCAR circuit. After winning in Chicago, van Gisbergen is pleased with what the American stock car racing series has to offer, and is thrilled that he’ll be able to do it again.
“I never dreamed this could have all rolled out this way,” said van Gisbergen in a statement. “Just getting to race in NASCAR is an opportunity I never thought I would get, but then to win and get another chance this year is beyond anything I imagined. I can’t thank [Trackhouse founder and owner] Justin Marks, everyone at Trackhouse Racing and NASCAR for this opportunity. Everyone in NASCAR welcomed me to Chicago and it’s been awesome to see how big the reception from that race has been around the world. I am honored to be part of it.”
Darian Grubb will return as van Gisbergen’s crew chief.
“It was a true honor to be able to work with somebody like Shane van Gisbergen who put on a performance like that in his first start,” Grubb said. “It was really cool and I hope we can do that again in Indy.”
Van Gisbergen won’t be the only Supercars star to take to the track at Indy, joining Brodie Kostecki, who will drive the No. 33 NASCAR Chevy in the event as well.