Not too long ago, Australian V8 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen took control of the No. 91 NASCAR Chevy Camaro ZL1 for a one-off race, wheeling the American stock car to victory in the inaugural Chicago street race. Now, another Supercars personality is eyeing a NASCAR Cup Series victory, as Brodie Kostecki recently announced that he will drive the No. 33 Camaro at the Indianapolis Road Course on August 13th, 2023.
The No. 33 Camaro will be fielded by Richard Childress Racing (RCR) for Kostecki. This organization also fields the No. 3 NASCAR Chevy of Austin Dillon and the No. 8 Camaro of Kyle Busch full-time, and will add a third entry for Indy to accommodate Kostecki. While he has never competed at the Cup Series level, Kostecki is no stranger to NASCAR-sanctioned racing, having competed in the ARCA Series (then K&N Pro Series) in 2013 and 2014, running 14 events and earning two pole positions, one track record and one top-five finish.
“It’s an honor to compete at such an iconic venue and against some of the biggest names in motorsport,” Kostecki said in a press release. “I’m incredibly grateful to RCR for giving me this opportunity and I’m determined to make the most of it.”
He added, “Racing is at the core of everything I do, and NASCAR has been a lifelong goal of mine after spending years growing up in the sport’s heartland in North Carolina. It’s a whole different world over there and any additional time I can spend racing is only going to help me try and win my first Supercars Championship.”
Earlier this year, Kostecki joined RCR at Gateway, watching trackside as Busch put the No. 8 NASCAR Chevy in Victory Lane from the pole position on June 4th, 2023.
“We got some great exposure to the inner sanctum of the team during our recent trip,” he said of the experience. “I cannot wait to immerse myself in the team, this time as a Cup Series driver.”