In his debut start, New Zealand native Shane van Gisbergen earned his first NASCAR Cup Series win at the inaugural Chicago Street race.

Shane van Gisbergen is a New Zealand professional racing driver, primarily known for his success in motorsport, particularly in the field of touring car racing. He was born on May 9, 1989, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Van Gisbergen has had a successful career in various racing disciplines, with a particular focus on V8 Supercars. He made his debut in the V8 Supercars Championship in 2007 and has since become one of the leading drivers in the series. Van Gisbergen has competed for several teams over the years, including Stone Brothers Racing, Tekno Autosports, and Triple Eight Race Engineering.

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Throughout his career, Shane van Gisbergen has achieved numerous race victories, podium finishes, and notable championship results. In 2016, he won the prestigious Bathurst 1000, one of the most iconic races in Australian motorsport. He has also been a consistent front-runner in the V8 Supercars Championship, finishing as the runner-up in the championship standings in 2014 and 2016.

Van Gisbergen’s driving style is known for its aggression, skill, and tenacity. He is highly regarded for his ability to extract maximum performance from his race cars and his willingness to push the limits on the track.

Outside of V8 Supercars, Shane van Gisbergen has also competed in other racing series and events, including GT racing and endurance racing. He has represented New Zealand in international competitions such as the FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

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Gisbergen continues to compete in the V8 Supercars Championship and remains one of the top drivers in the series.