Shane van Gisbergen wins his NASCAR Cup Series debut

Van Gisbergen won his Cup Series debut on a stormy Sunday in midtown Chicago, pursuing down Justin Haley and Pursue Elliott in an important completion to the series' most memorable road race.

In the wake of passing Elliott, van Gisbergen dueled with Haley in the last laps before the three-time Supercars champion moved in front for good. Haley hung on for second, and Elliott was third.

"The hustling, the fights were truly fun," van Gisbergen said. "However, everybody was deferential and clean. It was truly cool."

The 34-year-old van Gisbergen, a New Zealand local, turned into the primary driver to win his Cup Series debut since Johnny Rutherford in the subsequent passing race at Daytona in 1963.


He had an opportunity to drive the No. 91 Chevrolet in Chicago as a feature of Trackhouse Hustling's Venture 91.

Trackhouse is possessed by Imprints, and the objective for the Venture 91 program is to offer global drivers a chance at NASCAR.

He became the sixth driver born outside the United States to win a NASCAR Cup Series race, joining Marcos Ambrose, Mario Andretti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Earl Ross and Daniel Suárez.

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