Shane van Gisbergen of Australian Supercars fame has caught the American stock car racing bug. Having won the inaugural Chicago street race in his first turn behind the wheel of a Cup Series race car, he subsequently announced he would sign with a NASCAR Chevy team for competition next year. According to a recent report from Jayski, Van Gisbergen has lofty plans for the 2024 season, announcing that he intends to compete in at least 30 races next year.
Van Gisbergen is joining the Trackhouse Racing stable in 2024, and he previously drove the No. 91 NASCAR Chevy Camaro ZL1 in select 2023 Cup Series races for the organization. While van Gisbergen didn’t reveal his exact schedule for the 2024 season, he said that he is planning on partaking in 30 events next year across all three of NASCAR’s top divisions, including the Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series.
“I kind of know what I’m doing. It’s not fully confirmed or announced yet, but I’ll end up hopefully doing 30 races or even 40 if I get enough mixed classes,” van Gisbergen said. “It will be mainly in the Xfinity Series, but a lot of Cup races and maybe some Truck stuff too.”
The race on the Chicago streets and the subsequent race at the Indy Road Course mark van Gisbergen’s only two starts in the Cup Series, both at road courses. He also has one start in the Truck Series at Indy, which is his only experience thus far on a paved oval track.
At this time, it’s not clear what number van Gisbergen will race with, or what sponsors will appear on his race cars, but since Trackhouse is a Chevy-backed team, he will drive a Chevy Camaro in the Cup and Xfinity Series, while the Chevy Silverado RST will be his ride in the Truck series.