Scott McLaughlin (racing driver)

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Scott McLaughlin
Scott McLaughlin 2020 Supercars launch.jpg
McLaughlin in 2020
Nationality New Zealander
BornScott Thomas McLaughlin
(1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 28)
Hamilton, New Zealand
IndyCar Series career
8 races run over 2 years
Team(s)No. 3 (Team Penske)
2020 position35th
Best finish35th (2020)
First race2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last race2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 (Detroit)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of 3 May 2021.
Supercars record
Car number17
Current teamDick Johnson Racing
(Endurance Race Co-Driver)
Series championships3 (2018, 2019, 2020)
Races253
Race wins56
Podium finishes106
Pole positions76
2020 position1st (2576 pts)

Scott Thomas McLaughlin (born 10 June 1993) is a New Zealand racing driver. He currently competes in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 3 Dallara-Chevrolet for Team Penske. He previously raced in the Australian Supercars Championship, in which he won the drivers' title in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the championship's most famous race, the Bathurst 1000, in 2019.

McLaughlin won the 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series and made his Supercars Championship debut at the 2012 Dick Smith Sandown 500 as a co-driver to Jonathon Webb at Tekno Autosports. Having made a substitute appearance for Garry Rogers Motorsport at the final event of 2012, McLaughlin was signed by the team to compete full-time in the 2013 season. He took his first race victory in the sixth race of the year, becoming the youngest driver to win a Supercars Championship race, and went on to finish his rookie season in tenth place. McLaughlin remained with the team for the next three seasons and enjoyed continued success, recording 17 pole positions and eight race victories for the team, with a best championship placing of third in 2016.

In July 2016 it was announced that McLaughlin would join DJR Team Penske for the 2017 Supercars Championship. He enjoyed immediate success with the team, taking a record 16 pole positions during the season as well as eight race victories. McLaughlin finished runner-up to Jamie Whincup in the championship, with Whincup securing his seventh championship title in the final race of the season. The following season, McLaughlin took his maiden championship title after a close battle with Whincup's teammate Shane van Gisbergen in the second half of the year. In 2019, McLaughlin won his second championship in dominant fashion, winning a record 18 races during the season, including the Bathurst 1000, and securing the title with one event remaining. McLaughlin completed a hat-trick of championship wins in 2020, taking a further 13 race victories.

During 2020 it was announced that McLaughlin would join the IndyCar Series with Team Penske in 2021. He made his debut at the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Early life[edit]

McLaughlin was born in Hamilton,[1] New Zealand but moved to Australia's Gold Coast at 9 years of age and attended Saint Stephen's College throughout his upbringing.[2]

Junior and early racing career[edit]

Karting[edit]

McLaughlin began racing karts in 1999 at the Kartsport Hamilton circuit outside of Hamilton, New Zealand,[3] winning his first title in 2002.[4] After his family relocated to the Gold Coast in 2003, McLaughlin began contesting Australian titles while also continuing to compete in New Zealand.[5] In 2008, McLaughlin represented New Zealand in the Junior class at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, alongside Nick Cassidy.[6] Starting the Final in sixth place, McLaughlin was involved in an incident on the first lap and eventually finished 19th.[7]

V8 Supercar Development Series[edit]

McLaughlin was part of the Britek Motorsport scholarship in 2008, which saw him working closely with team owner and Supercars race winner Jason Bright.[8] McLaughlin attended the 2008 Bathurst 1000 with the team, spending time in the pit garage and seeing the inner workings of the team.[9] McLaughlin completed a week of work experience with Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) in 2009, after which he was offered a four-year apprenticeship with the team, starting in 2010.[10] On 17 December 2009, the team gave McLaughlin his first test in a V8 Supercar. He recorded over 70 laps at Queensland Raceway, driving one of the team's Ford BF Falcons. McLaughlin impressed during the test, recording lap times just over one second slower than those of the SBR's full-time V8 Supercar drivers Alex Davison and Shane van Gisbergen.[11]

McLaughlin scored his first race win at Queensland Raceway in 2011, driving a Ford BF Falcon prepared by Stone Brothers Racing.

McLaughlin was signed by SBR to contest the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series in a BF Falcon.[12] Due to his limited racing experience in cars, McLaughlin was unable to attain the required competition licence to compete in the first round of the series; he instead took part in the first two rounds of the Australian Mini Challenge and completed a single round of the Victorian Formula Ford Series.[13][5] He eventually made his debut in the second round at Queensland Raceway, becoming the youngest ever driver to race a V8 Supercar.[14] McLaughlin qualified in seventh position, just under a second behind the pole position time of championship leader Steve Owen, and finished ninth in the first race of the weekend. The finishing order of the top ten was reversed to form the grid for Race 2, meaning that McLaughlin started the second race on the front row. He overheated the clutch during the start procedure and was unable to move his car when the race started. He was hit by Owen Kelly and Ryan Hansford, with the car suffering severe damage and taking McLaughlin out of the rest of the event.[15] He went on to finish the season twelfth in the championship,[5] with a best qualifying result of second at Sydney Olympic Park and a best race result of fourth at Winton Motor Raceway. McLaughlin suffered a heavy crash at Mount Panorama, hitting the wall at the Reid Park section of the circuit during the first race of the weekend.[16]

McLaughlin remained with SBR in 2011 and scored his first podium in the opening round at Adelaide, finishing seventh and second in the two races to be classified third overall.[17] He followed this up with a pair of third-place finishes at Barbagallo Raceway, moving up to second in the championship.[18] After struggling in the third round at Townsville, McLaughlin secured his first race victory at Queensland Raceway. Having qualified second behind championship leader Andrew Thompson, McLaughlin took the lead at the start of the first race and went on to win by two seconds.[19] Six further top-five race finishes in the remaining rounds of the season saw McLaughlin finish fourth in the championship,[5] having updated to a newer FG Falcon at the penultimate round of the championship.[20]

McLaughlin remained with SBR for the opening two rounds of the 2012 season before moving to Matt Stone Racing, a satellite team of SBR, for the remainder of the year.[21] McLaughlin prevailed in a close title fight with Chaz Mostert, Scott Pye and Nick Percat; the quartet became known as the Dunlop Series' "Class of 2012",[22][23][24] with all four drivers going on to become race winners in the Supercars Championship. McLaughlin scored his first round win in the series at Barbagallo Raceway, backing it up with another victory at Townsville.[25] Another podium finish at Queensland Raceway gave McLaughlin an 88-point lead over Mostert with three rounds remaining.[26] While on course to finish second in the first race at Mount Panorama, McLaughlin suffered a puncture which dropped him to 13th place.[24] Despite recovering to finish sixth in the second race, McLaughlin left the event with a 20-point deficit to Mostert in the championship.[27] Percat and Pye finished first and second in the penultimate round at Winton, while McLaughlin finished fifth; the results saw McLaughlin take a 32-point lead over Percat into the final round at Sydney Olympic Park, with both Mostert and Pye less than 100 points adrift.[28][29] McLaughlin won the opening race of the final round, with incidents for Percat and Mostert giving him a comfortable points lead heading into the final race of the season.[30] A third-place finish saw him secure the title with a 73-point margin over Pye.[31]

V8 SuperTourer Series[edit]

McLaughlin drove a Holden VE Commodore in the 2012 season of the V8 SuperTourer Series. He won six races for MPC Motorsport on his way to becoming the inaugural series champion.[32]

Supercars Championship[edit]

McLaughlin at the 2013 V8 Supercars test day

McLaughlin made his debut in the Supercars Championship at the Sandown 500 in 2012, as a co-driver to Jonathon Webb at Tekno Autosports. The pair performed well at both Sandown and Bathurst, finishing in tenth place at Sandown and in sixth place at Bathurst. McLaughlin also drove at the Sydney 500 for Garry Rogers Motorsport after Alexandre Prémat was forced out of the Sunday race due to extreme heat exhaustion the day before.[33] McLaughlin was later signed by Garry Rogers Motorsport as a full-time driver for the 2013 season.[34]

McLaughlin racing at the 2014 Sydney Motorsport Park 400

McLaughlin continued with Garry Rogers Motorsport into 2014, under its new identity as Volvo Polestar Racing (later Volvo Cyan Racing). At 1 March 2014, McLaughlin scored a podium finish in Volvo's return to the series at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Four race wins at Barbagallo, Sydney Motorsport Park, and 2 wins at Phillip Island. He finished 5th in the standings.

DJR Team Penske[edit]

2017[edit]

McLaughlin racing at the 2017 Newcastle 500, where he scored pole position for both races and won the first race of the weekend

For 2017, McLaughlin moved from Garry Rogers Motorsport to DJR Team Penske to partner Fabian Coulthard. Throughout the year, McLaughlin was dominant in qualifying; acquiring 16 pole positions. Along with a string of strong results, McLaughlin would find himself in the box seat for a maiden championship title. After starting strongly in the final round at Newcastle, a chaotic second race saw McLaughlin pick up three penalties which would eventually contribute toward him narrowly missing out on the title to Jamie Whincup.

2018[edit]

McLaughlin at the 2018 Newcastle 500, where he secured his maiden championship

In 2018, McLaughlin continued to race with DJR Team Penske. He won seven out of the 34 races, winning in Melbourne, Phillip Island, Barbagallo, Hidden Valley and Ipswich. McLaughlin finished third at Bathurst alongside Alexandre Prémat in which was the Ford Falcon's final appearance at Mount Panorama. On 4 November, at Pukekohe Park Raceway, McLaughlin won race twenty-nine to join compatriot Shane van Gisbergen in winning the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy. In Newcastle, McLaughlin won race thirty (after van Gisbergen was stripped of his victory following a pit lane violation, demoting him to fifth) and finished second in race thirty-one to become the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars champion.

2019[edit]

McLaughlin racing at the 2019 Newcastle 500

In 2019, DJR Team Penske debuted the Ford Mustang, which replaced the Falcon. McLaughlin was able to continue his dominance with the team, with 18 wins, which broke the record for most wins in a single year, 15 pole positions, 18 fastest laps, and 22 podiums to his name. He became the first ever driver to claim the Darwin Triple Crown, after winning the first race, claiming pole for the second race and winning the second race. On 13 October 2019. McLaughlin finally won Bathurst for the first time, with Alexandre Prémat as Scott's co-driver. Two weeks after this he had the biggest crash of his career, a 43g impact at the Gold Coast. He then had to drive a new car, due to chassis damage from the crash, for the last two rounds and was still able to successfully defend his championship title, with a round to go at Sandown.

2020[edit]

In a 2020 season shortened by the COVID-19 Pandemic McLaughlin won his third consecutive and to date last Supercars Championship and the final championship for DJR Team Penske. He scored thirteen wins on the season to go with eight podium finishes and fifteen pole positions.

IndyCar[edit]

Speculation around McLaughlin moving to one of Penske's other motorsports programs began in 2019, when Penske team president Tim Cindric and McLaughlin met in Australia to discuss McLaughlin's future in the Penske organization. Cindric originally envisioned moving McLaughlin to Penske's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program to race alongside Helio Castroneves in Penske's Acura Daytona Prototype International entry and potentially competing in the World Endurance Championship. McLaughlin however expressed interest in moving to Penske's team in the Indycar Series. He stated his primary motivators were the challenge of racing open wheel race cars, his long time goal of racing in the Indianapolis 500, and competing against his childhood hero and fellow New Zealander Scott Dixon.[35] Cindric was skeptical about moving McLaughlin to Indycar as McLaughlin had not driven an open wheel racecar since he raced in Formula Ford. McLaughlin changed Cindric's mind by altering his strength and conditioning regimen along with undertaking private simulator time that to show he had the talent and physical fitness to move from the mechanical grip reliant Supercars to the downforce reliant Dallara DW12, all during the middle of the 2019 Supercars Championship. [36]

In January 2020, he tested a Team Penske IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway.[37] Team Penske driver Will Power hailed McLaughlin as a phenomenal driver after the test.[38] In February 2020 McLaughlin completed his first laps on an oval during Team Penske's test at Texas Motor Speedway, with reigning Indycar Series champion and future teammate Josef Newgarden hailing McLaughlin's ability to quickly adapt to the demands of racing the DW12 on ovals. [39] On 5 February, Penske announced that McLaughlin will race a 4th Team Penske entry at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McLaughlin was unable to travel to the United States for that race. On 17 September, Team Penske announced that McLaughlin will instead make his IndyCar debut at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on 25 October.[40] The day before the race he posted on his personal Instagram feed that he signed a multi year contract with Penske to compete full time in the series.[41] During the race he qualified at the back of the grid and ultimately retired after a collision with Marco Andretti.

2021[edit]

On January 25, 2021 McLaughlin and Penske announced that PPG Paints would be the primary sponsor for most of his entries in the Indycar series, while Florida based office technology supplier DEX Imaging would sponsor him for select events.[42] For the 2021 Indianapolis 500 he drove a Pennzoil-sponsored car, with the livery paying homage to that company's famed "Yellow Submarine" designs of the 1980s.[43] McLaughlin was part of an intriguing rookie class of other motorsport discipline veterans moving to IndyCar that included former NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula One veteran Romain Grosjean, with many pundits speculating which of the three, would have the strongest season.[44][45] McLaughlin would be the only one of the three to run a full schedule in 2021, as both Johnson and Grosjean opted not to race on any of the oval courses.

At the season opening Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama McLaughlin made it to Q2 and qualified twelfth for the race.[46] During the race he survived a multi car accident caused by teammate Josef Newgarden and finished the race in fourteenth, ahead of Johnson but behind Grosjean and teammates Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.[47] The following week in St. Petersburg McLaughlin qualified fourteenth and finished eleventh, outperforming both Johnson and Grosjean but finished the lowest of any of the Penske drivers.[48] At the Genesys 300, his first race ever on an oval, McLaughlin started fifteenth due to qualifying being canceled by inclement weather, forcing the drivers to line up based on their championship points standings.[49] Despite this technicality McLaughlin got his first IndyCar podium by finishing second to Scott Dixon. Not only did McLaughlin finish ahead of Tony Kanaan and Pietro Fittipaldi (who filled in for Johnson and Grosjean respectively), he finished ahead of all his Penske teammates and all the active drivers who had won the Indianapolis 500 other than Dixon; Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, and teammates Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.[50] The rained out qualifying session also set the grid for next day's XPEL 375 based on championship standings and moved McLaughlin up to sixth on the grid, the second highest Penske to Will Power. He finished the race in eighth, ahead of Power and Pagenaud but behind Josef Newgarden.

McLaughlin followed up his strong weekend in Texas by earning his first top six qualifying slot at the GMR Grand Prix, qualifying fifth ahead of Will Power and Simon Pagenaud but behind Josef Newgarden and Romain Grosjean.[51][52] He finished the race in eighth, his third top ten finish in a row to that point. During the run up and qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 McLaughlin was mentored by former Penske driver and four time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears. Although Mears advised all the Penske drivers he personally focused the most on preparing McLaughlin for the 500.[53] Mears mentorship paid off for McLaughlin and led to him qualifying seventeenth on the grid, the highest Penske driver in what was considered Penske's worst qualifying performance for the 500 since 1995.[54] During the race McLaughlin ran for large portions at the back of the top ten before incurring a drive through penalty on lap 116 for speeding in the pit lane, leading to a twentieth place finish.[55] For his efforts McLaughlin was named Indianapolis 500 Rookie Of The Year, the third Penske driver to be named so along with Mears and race winner Helio Castroneves.[56]

When racing resumed two weeks later in Detroit McLaughlin initially struggled, crashing during practice for the double header and qualifying the lowest of any of the Penske drivers for the first race in thirteenth position.

Motorsports career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 12th Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
Victorian Formula Ford Championship 12th Van Diemen RF94 - Ford
Australian Mini Challenge 13th Mini Cooper S JCW
2010–11 New Zealand V8s 8th Holden VE Commodore Racing Projects
2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 4th Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
Stone Brothers Racing
2012 V8 SuperTourers Championship 1st Holden VE Commodore MPC Motorsport
Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 1st Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
Matt Stone Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 33rd Holden VE Commodore Tekno Autosports
Garry Rogers Motorsport
2013 V8 SuperTourers Championship 5th Holden VE Commodore Scott McLaughlin Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 10th Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 5th Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 8th Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 3rd Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship 13th Polestar Cyan Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 2nd Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 1st Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske
2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 1st Ford Mustang GT DJR Team Penske
2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 1st Ford Mustang GT DJR Team Penske
IndyCar Series 35th Dallara DW12-Chevrolet Team Penske
2021 IndyCar Series 9th* Dallara DW12-Chevrolet Team Penske

Supercars Championship results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q

7
SAN
R20

10
BAT
R21

6
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
33rd 422
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore SYD
R30

17
2013 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

6
ADE
R2

9
SYM
R3

8
SYM
R4

8
SYM
R5

8
PUK
R6

1
PUK
R7

24
PUK
R8

Ret
PUK
R9

DNS
BAR
R10

12
BAR
R11

14
BAR
R12

13
COA
R13

28
COA
R14

7
COA
R15

11
COA
R16

27
HID
R17

11
HID
R18

27
HID
R19

8
TOW
R20

14
TOW
R21

9
QLD
R22

2
QLD
R23

1
QLD
R24

20
WIN
R25

19
WIN
R26

9
WIN
R27

14
SAN
Q

9
SAN
R28

8
BAT
R29

8
SUR
R30

22
SUR
R31

23
PHI
R32

19
PHI
R33

19
PHI
R34

11
SYD
R35

Ret
SYD
R36

12
10th 1934
2014 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1

7
ADE
R2

2
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

5
SYM
R5

4
SYM
R6

6
WIN
R7

Ret
WIN
R8

25
WIN
R9

16
PUK
R10

8
PUK
R11

6
PUK
R12

3
PUK
R13

2
BAR
R14

1
BAR
R15

4
BAR
R16

17
HID
R17

4
HID
R18

5
HID
R19

8
TOW
R20

6
TOW
R21

14
TOW
R22

9
QLD
R23

3
QLD
R24

19
QLD
R25

19
SMP
R26

Ret
SMP
R27

Ret
SMP
R28

1
SAN
Q

4
SAN
R29

8
BAT
R30

17
SUR
R31

7
SUR
R32

2
PHI
R33

1
PHI
R34

6
PHI
R35

1
SYD
R36

4
SYD
R37

3
SYD
R38

8
5th 2509
2015 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1

DNS
ADE
R2

9
ADE
R3

18
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

9
SYM
R6

7
BAR
R7

11
BAR
R8

Ret
BAR
R9

18
WIN
R10

25
WIN
R11

9
WIN
R12

9
HID
R13

Ret
HID
R14

9
HID
R15

11
TOW
R16

4
TOW
R17

Ret
QLD
R18

2
QLD
R19

9
QLD
R20

13
SMP
R21

8
SMP
R22

4
SMP
R23

5
SAN
Q

16
SAN
R24

14
BAT
R25

5
SUR
R26

21
SUR
R27

6
PUK
R28

9
PUK
R29

3
PUK
R30

6
PHI
R31

3
PHI
R32

2
PHI
R33

2
SYD
R34

8
SYD
R35

5
SYD
R36

19
8th 2205
2016 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1

4
ADE
R2

4
ADE
R3

12
SYM
R4

26
SYM
R5

4
PHI
R6

1
PHI
R7

1
BAR
R8

11
BAR
R9

2
WIN
R10

2
WIN
R11

11
HID
R12

10
HID
R13

7
TOW
R14

24
TOW
R15

5
QLD
R16

15
QLD
R17

6
SMP
R18

5
SMP
R19

6
SAN
Q

3
SAN
R20

4
BAT
R21

15
SUR
R22

2
SUR
R23

3
PUK
R24

3
PUK
R25

7
PUK
R26

7
PUK
R27

3
SYD
R28

4
SYD
R29

5
3rd 2806
2017 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

17
ADE
R2

2
SYM
R3

14
SYM
R4

2
PHI
R5

10
PHI
R6

14
BAR
R7

1
BAR
R8

1
WIN
R9

1
WIN
R10

5
HID
R11

2
HID
R12

1
TOW
R13

1
TOW
R14

2
QLD
R15

1
QLD
R16

2
SMP
R17

21
SMP
R18

4
SAN
Q

2
SAN
R19

2
BAT
R20

Ret
SUR
R21

12
SUR
R22

1
PUK
R23

3
PUK
R24

2
NEW
R25

1
NEW
R26

18
2nd 3021
2018 DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

3
ADE
R2

10
MEL
R3

1
MEL
R4

2
MEL
R5

15
MEL
R6

7
SYM
R7

9
SYM
R8

2
PHI
R9

1
PHI
R10

1
BAR
R11

1
BAR
R12

1
WIN
R13

5
WIN
R14

3
HID
R15

1
HID
R16

2
TOW
R17

3
TOW
R18

3
QLD
R19

1
QLD
R20

2
SMP
R21

3
BEN
R22

6
BEN
R23

10
SAN
QR

3
SAN
R24

4
BAT
R25

3
SUR
R26

5
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28

2
PUK
R29

1
NEW
R30

1
NEW
R31

2
1st 3944
2019 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT ADE
R1

1
ADE
R2

1
MEL
R3

1
MEL
R4

1
MEL
R5

DNS
MEL
R6

1
SYM
R7

1
SYM
R8

4
PHI
R9

1
PHI
R10

2
BAR
R11

2
BAR
R12

1
WIN
R13

1
WIN
R14

1
HID
R15

1
HID
R16

1
TOW
R17

1
TOW
R18

11
QLD
R19

4
QLD
R20

1
BEN
R21

1
BEN
R22

1
PUK
R23

4
PUK
R24

1
BAT
R25

1
SUR
R26

3
SUR
R27

DNS
SAN
QR

5
SAN
R28

9
NEW
R29

2
NEW
R30

4
1st 3872
2020 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT ADE
R1

2
ADE
R2

1
MEL
R3

C
MEL
R4

C
MEL
R5

C
MEL
R6

C
SMP1
R7

1
SMP1
R8

3
SMP1
R9

1
SMP2
R10

1
SMP2
R11

3
SMP2
R12

14
HID1
R13

20
HID1
R14

1
HID1
R15

2
HID2
R16

1
HID2
R17

1
HID2
R18

1
TOW1
R19

7
TOW1
R20

6
TOW1
R21

1
TOW2
R22

1
TOW2
R23

2
TOW2
R24

3
BEN1
R25

14
BEN1
R26

3
BEN1
R27

1
BEN2
R28

1
BEN2
R29

1
BEN2
R30

2
BAT
R31

5
1st 2576

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-Driver Position Laps
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore VE Australia Jonathon Webb 6th 161
2013 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VF Australia Jack Perkins 8th 161
2014 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2 France Alexandre Prémat 17th 150
2015 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2 France Alexandre Prémat 5th 161
2016 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2 Australia David Wall 15th 159
2017 DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X France Alexandre Prémat DNF 74
2018 DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X France Alexandre Prémat 3rd 161
2019 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang Mk.6 France Alexandre Prémat 1st 161
2020 DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang Mk.6 Australia Tim Slade 5th 161

V8 SuperTourer results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Final Pos Points
2012 MPC Motorsport Holden VE Commodore HAM
R1

10
HAM
R2

15
HAM
R3

3
RUA
R4

Ret
RUA
R5

7
RUA
R6

15
MAN
R7
MAN
R8
MAN
R9
HAM
R10

1
HAM
R11

1
HAM
R12

1
TAU
R13

2
TAU
R14

1
PUK
R15

1
PUK
R16

2
PUK
R17

2
RUA
R18

1
RUA
R19

15
1st 3474
2013 Scott McLaughlin Racing Holden VE Commodore HAM
R1

Ret
HAM
R2

Ret
HAM
R3

Ret
RUA
R4

17
RUA
R5

7
RUA
R6

Ret
PUK
R7

3
PUK
R8

4
PUK
R9

3
TAU
R10

2
TAU
R11

9
TAU
R12

Ret
HAM
R13

4
HAM
R14

2
HAM
R15

Ret
HAM
R16

Ret
HAM
R17

3
HAM
R18

6
PUK
R19

5
PUK
R20

2
PUK
R21

1
5th 2744

Scandinavian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2016 Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60 SKÖ
1

2
SKÖ
2

Ret
MAN
1
MAN
2
AND
1
AND
2
FAL
1
FAL
2
KAR
1
KAR
2
SOL
1
SOL
2
KNU
1
KNU
2
13th 36

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2020 Team Penske Dallara DW12 Chevrolet TXS
IMS
ROA
ROA
IOW
IOW
INDY GTW
GTW
MDO MDO IMS IMS STP
22
35th 8
2021 ALA
14
STP
11
TXS
2
TXS
8
IMS
8
INDY
20
DET
19
DET
ROA
MDO
NSH
IMS
GTW
POR
LAG
LBH
9th* 143*

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2021 Dallara Chevrolet 17 20 Team Penske

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrew Thompson
Winner of the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
2012
Succeeded by
Dale Wood
Preceded by
none
Winner of the V8 SuperTourers Championship
2012
Succeeded by
Greg Murphy
Preceded by
Jamie Whincup
Winner of the Supercars Championship
2018, 2019 & 2020
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Shane van Gisbergen
Winner of the Adelaide 500
2019 & 2020
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Craig Lowndes
Steven Richards
Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2019
(with Alexandre Prémat)
Succeeded by
Shane van Gisbergen
Garth Tander
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Scott Pye
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2013
Succeeded by
Todd Hazelwood
Preceded by
Craig Lowndes
Barry Sheene Medal
2014
Succeeded by
Craig Lowndes
Preceded by
Craig Lowndes
Barry Sheene Medal
2016
Succeeded by
David Reynolds
Preceded by
Shane van Gisbergen
Barry Sheene Medal
2020
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Patricio O'Ward
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

2021
Succeeded by
incumbent