Shane van Gisbergen looks set to leave Supercars for a move to North American in 2024, after acknowledging a switch to NASCAR is imminent.
When asked if a full-time move to NASCAR was in his sights in the post-race press conference following his Race 19 win at Sydney Motorsport Park, van Gisbergen replied with a “yes”.
“I don’t know if I’ll be full-time… there’s obviously a lot happening in the background, but I’m not leaving because of this team,” he said.
Van Gisbergen won on his NASCAR debut on the streets of Chicago and will make a second start in the category at Indianapolis on August 13. Despite having a year remaining on his deal with Triple Eight Race Engineering, an early departure now seems likely.
“I love this team and, when I leave, I want to make sure that there’s someone here to replace me that’s going to do a good job in the car,” he added.
“You don’t want to leave the team with nothing, and scrambling to find someone. A lot of the good drivers here are signed up, so, yeah, I want to leave with the team in a good spot. Hopefully the team has someone soon.”
Van Gisbergen’s Race 19 win moved him up into third place in the championship standings following Sydney Motorsport Park.
Erebus Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki took back the championship lead with the win in Race 18, sitting 41 points ahead of teammate Will Brown.