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Lowndes won't be braking just yet

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Peter McKay There are some grey flecks in his dark hair and he'll hit 40 next birthday, but don't think Craig Lowndes is planning a quieter life.

Motor Racing

Will Davison on pole for Sandown 500

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Will Davison (R) driver of the #6 Pepsi Max Ford celebrates with co driver Steve Owen after taking pole position for the Sandown 500, which is round 10 of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on September 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ford driver Will Davison has won the second qualifying race on Saturday to claim pole position for Sunday's Sandown 500 V8 Supercar race.

Unsigned Davison scores pole

Will Davison

Mark Fogarty As the driver dominoes start falling in V8 Supercars, Ford flyer Will Davison is the biggest name yet to secure a new deal from next year.

Motor Sport

Triple Eight 1-2 in Sandown 500

Jamie Whincup

Michael Lynch V8 champion Jamie Whincup has tightened his grip on this year's title.

Motorsport

New V8 cars but the same threats at Bathurst

The winners of the 2012 Bathurst 1000, Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell at the victory ceremony. Photo by Zenio Lapka/Western Advocate.

The more things change in V8 Supercars, the more they stay the same.

Motor Sport

Lap record under threat

Fan favourite: Craig Lowndes signs autographs for fans at Bathurst on Wednesday.

Mark Fogarty Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes won't be surprised if Bathurst records are broken.

Bathurst 1000: The form guide to the great race

Craig Lowndes

Stephen Ottley IT'S the other race that stops a nation. The Bathurst 1000 is V8 Supercars' showcase, the ultimate test of man and machine.

Motor Sport

Whincup wins pole position at Bathurst

Jamie Whincup

Stephen Ottley and Mark Fogarty Jamie Whincup takes another step closer to V8 Supercar immortality.

Team after triple treat

Jamie Whincup

Peter McKay If the force is with any team in the 2013 Bathurst 1000 it is Triple Eight Race Engineering's Holden Commodores of Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell, Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff and wildcard Andy...

Motor Sport

Frosty conquers mountain, at last

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards celebrate

Mark Fogarty Mark Winterbottom withstands relentless pressure from Jamie Whincup to finally win Bathurst.

Motor Sport

Arch-rivals do battle in classic Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards

Stephen Ottley In a straight fight on Sunday, Winterbottom, FPR and Ford came out on top.

Motro sport

Super cool: FPR boosted by Frosty's maiden Bathurst win

Mark Winterbottom

Mark Fogarty As stories of redemption go, Mark Winterbottom withstanding relentless pressure from V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup to finally win the Bathurst 1000 takes some beating.

Motor sport

Winterbottom wins Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards.

Stephen Ottley Victory doesn't taste much sweeter than this.

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Motor Sport

Lowndes back in the hunt for fourth title

Craig Lowndes (right) and Warren Luff celebrate after their win on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty Popular V8 veteran gains his best shot at his long-awaited fourth V8 Supercars championship.

Motor Sport

Whincup loses series lead to Lowndes

Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff.

Mark Fogarty Jamie Whincup releases grip on V8 Supercars championship after turbulent Gold Coast 600.

Motor Sport

Lowndes has lovin' feeling

Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff Commodore at yesterday's Sandown 500.

Mark Fogarty Bathurst beckons and Craig Lowndes is ready to answer the call of the mountain, as he is at this time every year.

Motorsport

Whincup gets cracking as history grips the mountain

Jamie Whincup

Mark Fogarty IN A V8 Supercars season dominated so far by just two teams, it was no surprise that the leading Holden and Ford squads set the pace in opening practice for Sunday's Bathurst 1000.

Motorsport

Winterbottom holds back for main game

BATHURST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04:  Craig Lowndes drives the #888 Team Vodafone Holden during practice for the Bathurst 1000, which is round 11 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Mount Panorama on October 4, 2012 in Bathurst, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Mark Fogarty No surprise that the leading Holden and Ford squads set the pace in opening practice.

Motor Sport

Whincup tips Lowndes for the great race

Jamie Whincup

Mark Fogarty, Bathurst All leading contenders to decide first five rows of starting grid for Bathurst 1000.