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SVG’s Supercar’s Mate Unveils 2024 Plans Amidst Richard Childress’ Dismal Season

Published 09/25/2023, 9:09 PM EDT

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Supercars drivers have unexpectedly stolen a piece of the limelight in the 2023 Cup Series season. When three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen debuted in Chicago, the NASCAR community witnessed a historic event in development. It didn’t just become a milestone in terms of miscellaneous statistics; it also gave us a glimpse of what Justin Marks’ vision for Project 91 could become.

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SVG’s win topped off the inaugural edition of the Chicago Street Race, and to add to the excitement, it also opened up a horde of possibilities for drivers from the Australian continent to leave a mark in NASCAR. SVG returned for an oval debut and his second Cup appearance at Indianapolis in August. This time, Richard Childress Racing was ready to hand a NASCAR debut for another Supercars champion in the making, Brodie Kostecki.

Brodie Kostecki could return for a longer stint in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2024


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Qualifying in a decently-placed 11th position for Richard Childress Racing at Indianapolis, Kostecki was all in for a great display at the road course. Although he had to face the brunt of a damaging crash, he fought his way up to 22nd to gain valuable experience this time.

Looking at SVG returning to the Cup, fans have also been excited about the opportunities at Kostecki’s disposal. His agent, Nathan Cayzer, has recently revealed in a conversation with V8 Sleuth, that 2024 might be the year when NASCAR fans would see more of Brodie and possibly under Richard Childress.


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He revealed, “Richard Childress Racing is pretty keen to have him back and they’ve been very open about that. So once everyone has got the schedule and we know what here looks like, which has always been the priority and what it needs to be, and then we’ll look at what next year looks like with NASCAR- then we can try to work in a schedule that works for both of us.”

At just 25 years of age, Kostecki has a lot of years ahead of him and is already one of the frontrunners for the Australian championship. His arrival in NASCAR could shuffle up things a bit.

Three races is the target for Brodie’s team


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While official negotiations about his return to Cup haven’t started yet, Cayzer is of the belief that NASCAR could divert some more of Brodie’s time next year. Replying on the possible number of appearances that could be a realistic expectation, he said,

“I think if you could do two or three that would be great. But again, it has got to fit in with what Erebus want an also it has got to fit in with what’s right for the team and for him. We’ll sit down with Baz ( Erebus CEO Barry Ryan) and work out what he’s comfortable with and go from there.”

Ever since his NASCAR debut, Kostecki has been in splendid form, racking up three wins in the last 4 starts. The one race he didn’t win, he missed out on a victory by inches as he finished second. Erebus Motorsports will be wary of the consequences of a young and talented driver leaving their ranks. His contract with Erebus expires at the end of 2024, implying that a big switch like SVG’s could take another year or two to complete.


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Whatever the decision turns out to be, it is great progress to see race car drivers from various parts of the world, from different backgrounds and racing styles, find racing in NASCAR as a lucrative option.

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Ansuman Abhisek


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Ansuman Abhisek is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. As an engineering graduate, he has a strong affinity for cars, and it didn't take long for him to translate that into his love for the sport. He is a big fan of Kyle Busch and believes that the Richard Childress Driver still has his best years ahead of him.
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