PROJECT91 will return to NASCAR Cup Sequence competitors in July on the Chicago avenue course with three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen.
It will likely be van Gisbergen’s debut within the sequence.
“I can truthfully say I’ve dreamed about a chance in NASCAR, however actually by no means thought it could develop into a actuality,” mentioned van Gisbergen. “I can’t wait to get to the States to fulfill everybody and put together for Chicago. It’s NASCAR’s first time on the streets of Chicago, so in some methods, everybody shall be a rookie like me, however I don’t underestimate that it’s going to be an enormous problem.”
Improve Well being will sponsor the No. 91 Chevrolet. Quad Lock, an Australian firm that signed van Gisbergen as a product ambassador in 2022, shall be an affiliate sponsor. Darian Grubb will proceed to function the group’s crew chief.
PROJECT91 made its debut final season at Watkins Glen with Kimi Raikkonen. The group made its second begin earlier this season with Raikkonen at Circuit of the Americas.
“We now have been very happy with the fan response to Kimi’s participation the final two seasons,” Marks mentioned. “I’ll concede the American racing fan won’t be as conversant in Shane as they’re with Kimi, however in case you discuss with anybody in Australia, New Zealand, and that a part of the world, they may inform you he is likely one of the most gifted drivers on the planet. He’s used to avenue racing in heavy vehicles, and I feel everybody shall be impressed along with his efficiency.”
van Gisbergen will arrive in the USA in late June to start his preparation with the group. It can embody being immersed with them for the Cup Sequence race at Nashville Superspeedway.
“There may be a lot I’ve to find out about these vehicles and the way the races are run,” van Gisbergen mentioned. “The training curve shall be fairly steep, however I’m prepared for all the pieces they may throw at me. I do know plenty of Kiwis and Aussies shall be watching, and I’m honored to get this chance.”