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Murray joins Lowndes in Supercheap Auto entry

Cooper Murray to team with Craig Lowndes in the Supercheap Auto wildcard entry at Sandown and Bathurst.

09 February 2024

Triple Eight Race Engineering has announced the signing of Cooper Murray, who will join the team’s driving roster as part of the Supercheap Auto wildcard program alongside Craig Lowndes in the #888 Chevrolet Camaro.

The 22-year-old lined up for his rookie season last year in the Dunlop Super2 Series with Eggleston Motorsport, who Triple Eight shares a technical alliance with. Murray won his debut Super2 race before finishing fourth in the championship including a second victory, three podiums and a pole position.

Since the commencement of Triple Eight’s Supercheap Auto-backed wildcard program in 2021, the team has seen young drivers in Broc Feeney, Declan Fraser and Zane Goddard make their case for full-time seats in the Supercars championship.

Supercheap Auto Racing’s 2022 Bathurst 1000 campaign delivered an eighth place finish, the highest place wildcard finish in the history of the Great Race. The team’s 2023 campaign consisted of three entries: the Darwin Triple Crown, Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000, with the team achieving a best placed result of 10th at the Sandown 500.

“I’m super excited and extremely grateful to have this amazing opportunity to join such a prestigious team in Triple Eight and an icon in our sport, Craig Lowndes,” says Murray.

“It’s going to be a very exciting year and I can’t wait to get stuck into it. I’ve always admired what Supercheap Auto and Triple Eight have done with this wildcard program, giving young kids the chance to prove themselves and seeing what it takes. If you look at Broc (Feeney) and Declan (Fraser), they both got the opportunity to become main game drivers the year after their wildcard stint, and then obviously with Zane (Goddard) last year, it was great to see him get back in a car after a tough few years for him.

“My aim is to get into the main game. Competing in both Super2 and the wildcard program this year is going to give me a lot of experience and hopefully I can progress into the Supercars championship. I’m now looking forward to being with Triple Eight at race meetings this year and taking everything they do in and learn as much as I can.”