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Shane Van Gisbergen’s PACKED 2024 Schedule: What Does It Mean?

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What’s Happening?

Shane Van Gisbergen’s 2024 NASCAR schedule has been revealed. Trackhouse and Kaulig Racing announced that he will race a full schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing, while racing in 7 Cup Series races. Trackhouse also announced that WeatherTech will sponsor SVG in 17 Xfinity Series races and 4 of his Cup Series starts.

You Need to Know:

  • In the Cup Series, SVG will run in three road course races at Circuit of the Americas, the Chicago Street Race, and Watkins Glen. He also will run two superspeedway races at Talladega, and he will run two intermediate races at the Coca-Cola 600 and the fall Las Vegas Race. He will not run a short track race in the Cup Series.
  • SVG burst onto the NASCAR scene in 2023 when he won the Chicago Street Race. He returned to the Cup Series at the Indianapolis Road Course, where he finished 10th.
  • Fans are excited to see SVG running in NASCAR in 2024. He will run a boatload of races, and fans will have plenty of opportunities to race full-time.

Looking at SVG’s 2024 Cup Series Plans

SVG will run on a wide variety of tracks in 2024, but, his 2024 Cup Series plans have one glaring omission. He will not run a single short-track race. This may seem surprising given how unique short-track racing is to NASCAR.

In fairness, he will get plenty of experience at short tracks in the Xfinity Series. They run at every short track the Cup Series does, so, SVG will not neglect them altogether.

Short tracks also tend to race more similar to road courses. With the heavy braking and shifting that happens on short tracks in the Next-Gen car, SVG may have an easier transition to short tracks in the Cup Series.

Looking at His Xfinity Series Plans

SVG will run for Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity Series in 2024. Kaulig is a race-winning organization in the Xfinity Series, so, the equipment is good for SVG. He will also have interesting teammates in A.J. Allmendinger and Josh Williams.

He will be able to bounce NASCAR questions off of a very experienced Allmendinger. Williams may give SVG some good advice about oval racing, particularly on short tracks.

Does this also mean that Kaulig ditches the “All-Star Car” in Xfinity in 2024? Maybe it does, but, given that this is an alliance with Trackhouse, it’s easy to see a fourth car added as well.

Trackhouse’s Alliances

Trackhouse’s two newest drivers, Zane Smith, and SVG, will spend either the majority of or the full season apart from Trackhouse. Zane Smith is in the Cup Series with Spire Motorsports, and SVG is with Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity Series at least.

These are interesting relationships to watch as time goes on. With Trackhouse being one of the newest teams in NASCAR, they are uniquely building their race team. Spire and Kaulig are also relatively new to the sport as well.

The newer Cup Series teams are starting to band together. It’s interesting to watch from the outside, and it could have some interesting ramifications down the line.

How will SVG do in 2024? Will he win an Xfinity Series Race, and could he sneak a win in the Cup Series as well?

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