- Three-time champion Shane van Gisbergen (-115) is favored to capture the V8 Supercars Championship
- Brodie Kostecki (+300) is the points leader following the first 12 races of the 2023 season
- The Darwin Triple Crown will take place from June 16 to 18 at Hidden Valley in Australia’s Northern Territory
Shane van Gisbergen is expected to claim his third-consecutive V8 Supercars Championship. With three victories in 12 races, the 34-year-old Kiwi currently sits in fourth in the drivers standings heading into the fifth event of the season in Darwin, Australia.
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2023 V8 Supercars
|Shane Van Gisbergen||-115||-115||-115|
|Anton De Pasquale||+8000||+8000||+8000|
Shane van Gisbergen’s reign ending?
Shane van Gisbergen (-115) sits 172 points back in the driver’s standings heading into the Darwin Triple Crown on June 16. The New Zealander saw his streak of 83 consecutive finishes end last month at the Tasmania SuperSprint, where he crashed out on the opening lap of the first race.
With eight events and 24 races left in the season, the three-time and reigning Supercars champion has plenty of time to get back on track. However, his focus may be elsewhere. van Gisbergen will make his first NASCAR start in Chicago on July 2.
Shane van Gisbergen has a new seat in his #97 car to improve ergonomics following a new seating position in the Gen3 Camaros.
— Speedcafe.com (@speedcafe) June 3, 2023
Brodie Kostecki on top
Brodie Kostecki (+300) claimed both pole positions in Tasmania, but went winless for the second straight weekend. “Bush” has seen his lead in the drivers standings shrink since claiming race No. 4 and No. 5 in Melbourne in April.
His Erebus Motorsport teammate Will Brown (+650) won two races in Tasmania and now sits just 87 points back. Given that Brown has won more races than Kostecki (3 vs 2) at this point in the season, he seems like the wiser wager at longer odds.
Can Chaz break through?
Chaz Mostert (+450) is winless through the first 12 races of the season. However, the two-time Bathurst winner has been one of the more consistent drivers on tour.
He currently sits in third place between Brown and van Gisbergen, 166 points back of Kostecki for first. The 31-year-old has also finished in third in each of the past two V8 Supercar seasons.
The moment of the weekend!
— Supercars (@supercars) March 13, 2023
V8 Supercar title longshot
Cameron Waters (+1200) has finished as the runner-up in both 2020 and 2022, losing out to a pair of three-time champions in Scott McLaughlin and van Gisbergen.
Last year, the Ford driver finished with a season-high 10 ARMOR ALL Poles in addition to picking up three wins. Waters claimed the first race of the season at the Thrifty Newcastle 500, but has been shutout since.
Broc Feeney (+1400) has already captured three checkered flags in 2023. That ties him with his legendary Red Bull Ampol Racing teammate and Brown for the most Supercar wins this year.
Feeney is only 19 points back of van Gisbergen, yet he sits at +1400 compared to his teammate’s -115 odds. The value is just too good to ignore the 20-year-old rising star.
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