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Download here: Everything Auto — November 2017
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You Can’t Script This by James Jaques-Watson, page 22
“There can be absolutely no doubt that Jamie Whincup had all but given up hope of winning a record seventh Supercars championship when the series headed to the final event of the year at the brand new street circuit hosting the 2017 Newcastle 500.
This would certainly have been the case after making contact with Michael Caruso’s Nissan on the opening lap of Saturday’s opening race as championship rival Scott McLaughlin went on the score his eighth win of the season.
So, how did it come to pass that 34-year-old Whincup would overcome a 78-point deficit in the final race of the season to claim his seventh title? The answer will be forever retold as if legend to unbelieving listeners for many eons to come.
2017 had not been kind to Jamie Whincup. And that’s putting it mildly. He had recorded some of his worst results for the better part of ten years and only broke his winless drought at the 14th race of the season. Add to that the fact that it would be one of only three wins to that point in the season.
The Red Bull Holden Racing Team had struggled to keep up with competitors Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske all season. DJR were in the middle of their best season since the American Team Penske had purchased a 51% shareholding interest in DJR in 2014.
DJR Team Penske had struck key blows throughout the season with McLaughlin winning seven races and finishing on the podium a further eight times. The years of success that Red Bull Holden had enjoyed at the front seemed to be at an end with DJR Team Penske figuratively and literally ahead at every turn. Despite sporadic and minor successes, it had been a season to forget for Whincup.
And yet he was there. In the running. Not only that, he was somehow clinging to the lead of the driver’s championship by 30 points heading into the final round of the championship at the Newcastle 500. The season was on a knife-edge, ready to swing in favour of either Whincup or McLaughlin.”