The Indy 500 meeting that triggered an Australian Supercars revival

The Indy 500 meeting that triggered an Australian Supercars revival

Following in the footsteps of DJR Team Penske, Walkinshaw Racing is reaping rewards from its collaboration with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports

It's a story that became instant Supercars folklore. Looking for a new equity partner to help battle through following the Holden Racing Team era that ended in 2016, Walkinshaw Racing boss Ryan Walkinshaw turned to his good mate Zak Brown. Not for money, not even for the opportunity to buy into the team. He just wanted an introduction to Michael Andretti.

Thanks to DJR Team Penske, the template for US ownership in Supercars was sitting right there. And, with the Penske Fords suddenly winning races, Walkinshaw - the son of team founder Tom - wanted a piece of the American action.

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