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SVG Still Not Clear on His 2024 NASCAR Prospects

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Shane Van Gisbergen has been one of NASCAR’s hottest prospects since he won the Chicago Street Race in July. Since then, many have speculated about where he can go in 2024, and SVG was able to talk to the media about where he can go in 2024.

Here are some of the highlights of what SVG said to Bob Pockrass, and what that could possibly mean. Would SVG coming to NASCAR be exactly what people envisioned it would be?

1. Nothing is Signed for Next Year, but he Name-Dropped Trackhouse.

I’m trying to get something over here and work on it. I don’t have anything signed up, and I’m loving Trackhouse where I am now. The plans that Justin has proposed for the future is pretty exciting.

Shane Van Gisbergen

This is not a surprise to anyone, but SVG has nothing signed up for next year as of yet. However, he did specifically mention Trackhouse, and Trackhouse is definitely the team that has been labeled as the favorite to land him. Marks even said to Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic, “If [SVG]’s going to do this, it would only make sense that he does it with us.”

Marks also said on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio this week that he feels there will be conversations about what next year could look like. However, he did not offer specifics on the path.

It’s been well-documented that Trackhouse would need to acquire a charter for SVG to race full-time in the Cup Series. The recent report from Jordan Bianchi about Front Row Motorsports being unable to field a third car for Zane Smith continues to show how hard it is to find a charter necessary.

It may be a pipe dream to get SVG to the Cup Series full-time, especially with the learning curve he would need to get used to racing on ovals. SVG actually ended up talking about other options with Pockrass that include potentially running some lower series races, but is that what he wants to do?

2. What SVG Had to Say About Mixing In Xfinity with Cup

It would be good to do more Cup races. They’re very relevant to where obviously I want to end up in the Cup Series, but I think you gotta pay your dues. It’s such a big learning curve, all the oval stuff.

Shane Van Gisbergen

The goal is obviously to run the Cup Series, but SVG does see the learning curve that is ahead of him. The difference between racing in NASCAR on an oval track versus a road course is stark. He also mentioned to Pockrass that the Xfinity cars and Cup cars drive a lot differently from each other.

It seems that he wants to race in Cup, but is there enough for him to do it? It seems he definitely has the correct mentality in terms of knowing the learning curve that is ahead of him. He’s probably not going to take to Daytona quite like he took to the Chicago Street Race.

However, if SVG is going to move to NASCAR, he may have to race some more Xfinity or Trucks. Where he could go for that remains to be seen, but he might have to with the seeming lack of a charter available in the Cup Series. It could be interesting to see what direction he has to go, but, he definitely has the goal of going Cup Racing.

SVG’s situation is an interesting driver situation in NASCAR. He wants to go NASCAR racing, but the exact specifics are unclear. Maybe this weekend is the weekend that a lot of things can change.

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