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Every Supercars Driver to Attempt NASCAR

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What’s Happening?

The NASCAR Cup Series has attracted some of the top drivers from a different continent, Australia. This week, we’ve seen 2 drivers announce they will make the jump, with the latest being Will Brown for RCR. Here is every Supercars driver who attempted racing in NASCAR.

  • Supercars and NASCAR have had some crossover before. This is because both of these cars are quite similar. As a result, the jump from NASAR to Supercars isn’t quite as steep as other jumps.
  • These drivers have had varying levels of success. Some drivers have attempted to race full-time, but, others have just competed in a few races.
  • Fans love to see NASCAR attracting racing talent from other series. Seeing NASCAR drivers contend with international talent makes for some fun comparisons.

Marcos Ambrose

SeriesStartsWinsTop-5sTop-10sAvg. FinishLaps Led
Cup2272184620.2347
Xfinity77591818.2331

Marcos Ambrose is easily the most successful Supercar driver in NASCAR. He competed full-time for seven seasons, two in Xfinity and five in the Cup Series. During his career, he won seven times, all on road courses.

While some may remember him for shutting off the car going uphill at Sonoma, Ambrose deserves credit for his performance in the Cup Series. He never raced in top-tier equipment, yet he still found a way to win seven races while finishing top-20 in Cup Series points three times and top-10 in the Xfinity Series twice. It was a solid career for the “Tasmanian Devil.”

Shane Van Gisbergen

SeriesStartsWinsTop-5sTop-10sAvg. FinishLaps Led
Cup411214.813
Xfinity1101216.721

SVG is responsible for the influx of Supercars stars in NASCAR. The Chicago Street race perfectly suited SVG’s skillset, and he used it to take home an improbable win. This inspired him to try out NASCAR full-time.

He’s done a solid job in his first full-time season in the Xfinity Series. He has two top 10s, and he should be a factor to win on any road course. He also has the backing of a top team, Trackhouse.

Brodie Kostecki

SeriesStartsWinsTop-5sTop-10sAvg. FinishLaps Led
ARCA East1601417.360
Cup100022.00

Brodie Kostecki actually spent time in the NASCAR scene before jumping to Supercars. He made 16 starts in the ARCA East Series, then the K&N Pro Series East, taking home 4 top 10s and 2 poles. He had an okay career here, but he later jumped to Supercars.

He jumped back into NASCAR in 2023 for a one-off race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. He qualified well, in 11th, but the race was not as kind to him as he dropped back to 22nd.

Cam Waters

SeriesStartsWinsTop-5sTop-10sAvg. FinishLaps Led
Trucks200024.50

Cam Waters will make his Cup Series debut at Sonoma in June for RFK Racing. This will not be Waters’ first NASCAR rodeo, as he made 2 Truck Series starts this season for ThorSport.

In those races, Waters got a taste of what NASCAR racing is all about. He even got into a shouting match with Layne Riggs after the race at Kansas. His finishes have been rough, however, with a 30th-place effort at Martinsville and a 19th-place run at Kansas.

Supercars drivers come to NASCAR and have varying levels of success. Having them in NASCAR will be a trend for a while.

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