Supercars star Kostecki explains 2023 NASCAR plan - Motor Informed

Supercars star Kostecki explains 2023 NASCAR plan

Kostecki started to place his NASCAR plan into place throughout a current journey to the US the place he took in each the Indianapolis 500 and the Cup Collection race at Gateway.

Whereas Stateside he kicked off talks with potential events that might facilitate a partial Cup or Xfinity Collection programme subsequent season.

The thought is not for a full change from Supercars to NASCAR subsequent 12 months, however a handful of races to complement a relatively quick Supercars season.

Extracurricular actions are widespread for Supercars drivers, with Shane van Gisbergen a daily in GT and rally automobiles, whereas Cam Waters and Kostecki himself participate in lots of low season sprintcar racing.

Nevertheless pairing Supercars with NASCAR can be a novel path for the Erebus Motorsport driver.

“I haven’t got something set in stone. Whether or not it is Cup or Xfinity, I am not too fazed,” he informed Autosport.

“I simply wish to do extra racing subsequent 12 months. That can go together with my Supercars schedule. It is simply extra racing basically.

“I believe a couple of individuals have learn it a bit otherwise to what I am making an attempt to attain, and that is to race extra usually. We solely race 12 or 13 instances a 12 months and that does not actually fulfill me. So I wish to race a bit extra.”

Brodie Kostecki, Erebus Motorsport Holden

Brodie Kostecki, Erebus Motorsport Holden

Photograph by: Edge Photographics

Kostecki is not any stranger to the NASCAR system having spent a lot a major a part of his junior profession racing within the US. He competed within the ARCA Menards Collection East earlier than returning to his native Australia to chase a profession in Supercars.

Which means he might feasibly race on both an oval or a street course, though he admits he would favor to start out on a street course.

“I might like to do a street course and see how I’m going there, and simply go from there,” he mentioned.

Kostecki’s US expertise means he additionally has loads of contacts within the NASCAR world, together with his current journey together with a while spent with Martin Truex Jr’s crew chief and expat Aussie James Small.

“I used to be in a position to meet up with a couple of outdated associates,” mentioned Kostecki. “I really received to meet up with Smally via [Erebus CEO] Barry Ryan, they’re fairly tight, which is cool. He confirmed me round.

“We’ll see what occurs.”



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