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Shane van Gisbergen Transition: Relocating for Racing in the USA

Shane van Gisbergen Transition: Shane van Gisbergen’s jaw-dropping debut victory in NASCAR earlier this year at Chicago not only stunned motorsport enthusiasts worldwide but also marked the beginning of a pivotal chapter in his racing career.

The three-time Supercars champion’s unexpected triumph in the NASCAR Cup Series didn’t just raise eyebrows; it laid the groundwork for a significant move to the United States. Securing a development deal with Trackhouse Racing, van Gisbergen is now primed for an extensive stint in various NASCAR divisions throughout the upcoming year. His eyes are set on a full-fledged Cup Series campaign slated for 2025.

However, the impact of his victorious debut extends beyond the racing spectrum. It was instrumental in securing van Gisbergen a visa, endorsing his ‘extraordinary abilities’ and granting him and his partner, Jess Dane, the opportunity to permanently relocate to the States.

Navigating through logistical intricacies, van Gisbergen is drawing insights from esteemed personalities like IndyCar luminary Scott McLaughlin and Chris Wilson, previously associated with DJR and now stationed in the US with Penske, for invaluable advice.

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“We’re packing up in just over two weeks,” van Gisbergen revealed. “Moving to America, settling in, and then off to England with Jess’ family before diving back into the grind to absorb as much as I can.

“The preparations are wild. Sorting out the social security number, bank accounts, visas—it feels like a maze where each step depends on the other. Scotty has been a pillar of support, and so has Chris Wilson, who transitioned to Penske in the States. I’m fortunate to have received invaluable guidance from numerous sources.

“I’ve been in constant conversation with Scotty; although, he has a bit of an edge with his wife being American, smoothing certain aspects. Yet, the process remains a series of hoops to jump through.”

ALSO READ: Shane van Gisbergen Journey: From Supercars to NASCAR Transition

Our Reader’s Queries

Who builds engines for trackhouse racing?

Daniel Suárez drives the No. 2 99 in the NASCAR Cup, while the team also manages the No. 91 for various drivers on a part-time basis. Richard Childress Racing supplies the car bodies and engines for the team.

What drivers are with Trackhouse Racing?

Trackhouse Racing Team is set to make waves in the NASCAR world with their two-car lineup featuring Daniel Suarez in the No. 99 Chevrolet and Ross Chastain in the No. 1 Chevrolet. The team recently acquired all of Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR assets, solidifying their position as a serious contender in the sport. With a strong roster and a commitment to excellence, Trackhouse Racing is poised for success in the upcoming season.

Khushal Bhatia
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Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with Slicksandsticks.com, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.
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