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V8 Supercars gain championship status at Australian grand prix

Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief executive Andrew Westacott.

Mark Fogarty The V8 Supercars support races at the Australian Grand Prix are set to gain championship status next year and retain the elevated importance during the Albert Park event’s new five-year deal.

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Jamie Whincup challenges Winterbottom for V8 Supercars crown

Sweet success: Jamie Whincup celebrates his win in the first of Saturday's races in Ipswich.

Mark Fogarty, Ipswich Jamie Whincup is never more dangerous than when he’s down, as Mark Winterbottom is finding as his attempt to steal Whincup’s V8 Supercars crown continues to slip away.

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V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes leads a strong Australian contingent in Spa 24-hour race

Test of man and machine: Craig Lowndes is racing in this weekend's Spa 24-hour  race in a Ferrari.

David McCowen and Stephen Ottley V8 Supercars stars, including Craig Lowndes, are taking on the world at the Spa 24-Hour sports car race this weekend.

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V8 Supercars boss James Warburton backs new broadcast deal

Man with a plan: V8 Supercars boss James Warburton.

Sam Hall, David McCowen, Stephen Ottley V8 Supercars boss James Warburton believes the sport will undergo its biggest transformation since 2007 next year with the arrival of a new broadcasting deal and more prime-time exposure.

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Mercedes duo fastest in Townsville V8 Supercars practice

Erebus Mercedes team owner Betty Klimenko.

Ben McKay Red Bull Racing's championship-chasing duo are confident they can find improvement in their cars to challenge in the V8 Supercars round in Townsville.

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V8 Supercars: Mark Winterbottom wins at Darwin Triple Crown

Mark Winterbottom.

Sam Hall Mark Winterbottom has tightened his grip on the V8 Supercars championship with a thrilling race win in Sunday’s 200km finale at the Darwin Triple Crown.

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Ford looking good this year, but V8 Supercars future uncertain

Sam Hall Ford is on track to clinching its first V8 Supercars championship since 2010, however the brand’s longer term commitment to motor sport is still no clearer.

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American team owner Roger Penske keen on V8 Supercars entry

Captain’s pick: Roger Penske, pictured with driver Will Power in October, hopes to buy or partner an Australian V8 team.

Mark Fogarty Legendary American race car team owner Roger Penske has confirmed his keen interest in entering Australia's V8 Supercar category next year.

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V8 Supercars boss James Warburton reviews his first 12 months in the top job

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Peter McKay It’s exactly 12 months to the day since James Warburton took over as chief executive of V8 Supercars Australia, and the former television executive this week reviewed his first hectic year steering...

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New V8 Supercars team Volvo confident of proving critics wrong at Albert Park

Sam Hall Volvo team boss Garry Rogers is out to prove his squad's impressive debut in V8 Supercars was no fluke when racing resumes at the formula one grand prix in Melbourne on Friday.

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V8 Supercars: Kiwi in hot pursuit of Jamie Whincup

Shane van Gisbergen.

Sam Hall Kiwi sensation Shane van Gisbergen believes he is ready to challenge Jamie Whincup’s dominance in V8 Supercars and etch his own name in championship history for all the right reasons.

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Volvo's Scott McLaughlin in V8 Supercars boilover

Leader of the pack: Scott McLaughlin's Volvo.

Sam Hall Kiwi Scott McLaughlin springs massive upset during fourth and final V8 exhibition race at Australian GP.

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Lee Holdsworth gives Mercedes-Benz first V8 Supercars victory

Foiled: Lee Holdsworth takes the lead from Fabian Coulthard near the end of the second race of the Winton 400.

Mark Fogarty Just a few days after repelling a home invasion, Lee Holdsworth forced his way into V8 Supercars history by scoring Mercedes-Benz’s first victory with an audacious drive in the second race of...

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Roger Penske sending mixed messages over V8 Supercars interest

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Peter McKay While there has been steady speculation that American business mogul and motor racing figure Roger Penske is contemplating entering a team in the V8 Supercars, the wily operator is not rushing to a...

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V8 Supercars for Geelong street circuit planned

Geelong mayor Darren Lyons.

Mark Fogarty  V8 Supercars could be racing on a waterfront street circuit in Geelong by 2016 if a secret plan gets the go-ahead.

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V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup quick off the mark to start season with a win

Jamie Whincup

Mark Fogarty Jamie Whincup's bid for an unprecedented sixth V8 Supercars championship began with a clinical victory in the opening race of the season at the Adelaide 500 on Saturday.

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V8 Supercars to adopt double-points decider at Australian Grand Prix

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Mark Fogarty The final of four V8 races will be worth twice as many points as an added incentive to drivers.

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Volvo rookie Scott McLaughlin rides gibes in V8 Supercars

Mark Fogarty Rising star Scott McLaughlin is prepared for the inevitable ribbing he'll get from his V8 Supercars rivals about being a ''bloody Volvo driver''.

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Dogfight tipped for new V8 Supercars season

Teammates: Craig Lowndes (left) and Jamie Whincup.

Mark Fogarty Hot favourites Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes expecting outsiders to surprise.

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V8 Supercars field the smallest yet because of cost-cutting

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Mark Fogarty Two entries have dropped out and another is doubtful, reducing the car count to 25.