Austin 400

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Austin 400
Austin 400
Venue Circuit of the Americas
Race Format
Race 1
   - Laps 27
   - Distance 100 km
Race 2
   - Laps 27
   - Distance 100 km
Race 3
   - Laps 27
   - Distance 100 km
Race 4
   - Laps 27
   - Distance 100 km
Last Race (2013)
Winning Driver Jamie Whincup
Winning Team Triple Eight Race Engineering
Winning Manufacturer Holden

The Austin 400[1] was a motor racing event for V8 Supercars that took place at the Circuit of the Americas in Travis County near Austin, Texas in 2013.[2] Its inaugural running took place between 17 and 19 May 2013, as the fifth round of the 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship.[3] The race marked the category's first event in the United States, and featured four races of 100 kilometres (62 mi).[4]

The race was not held in 2014 due to the track hosting the X Games; regarding the scheduling conflict, V8 Supercar chief executive James Warburton stated, "The timing of COTA securing the X Games next year led to the mutual agreement of a gap-year before consolidating, planning and returning to Texas in 2015."[5]

On 28 August 2014 it was announced that V8 Supercars and the Circuit of the Americas had agreed to terminate the current contract.[6] It is unlikely V8 Supercars will return to the USA for the foreseeable future.

Past winner[edit]

Year Driver Car model Team
2013 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (20 March 2013). "V8 Supercars confirms Texas event details". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official: V8 Supercars Coming to Austin in 2013". autoblog.com (AOL Autos). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eastern Creek dropped from calendar". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 15 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (5 March 2013). "V8 Supercars endurance line-ups take shape". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 5 March 2013. The Texas event will feature four 100km races, with both the soft and hard tyres expected to be used. 
  5. ^ "V8 Supercars Texas race off 2014 calendar due to scheduling conflict, New Zealand only overseas race". ABC Online. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.v8supercars.com.au/news/championship/v8-supercars-and-circuit-of-the-americas-agree-to-end-current-contract?utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=V8+Supercars