Brodie Kostecki is set to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut for Richard Childress Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course next month.
It appears as though Trackhouse Racing Team have begun somewhat of a trend with their PROJECT91 initiative as far as giving internationally renowned race car drivers the chance to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series.
While PROJECT91’s future plans remain unconfirmed, 23XI Racing recently announced that Kamui Kobayashi is set to make his Cup Series debut in the upcoming race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Sunday, August 13.
Now another team have confirmed a new driver for this 82-lap Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at the 13-turn, 2.439-mile (3.925-kilometer) Speedway, Indiana road course, which also features portions of the track’s famed oval.
Driving for Richard Childress Racing, Brodie Kostecki is set to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut in this race.
The 25-year-old Australian driver currently competes in the Australian Supercars Championship. He has competed full-time in the series since 2021 and secured the first two wins of his career earlier this season. With 10 podium finishes in 12 races, he sits in second place in the championship standings.
Three-time Australian Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen recently made his Cup Series debut with Trackhouse Racing Team’s PROJECT91 in the inaugural race at the brand-new Chicago Street Course.
Van Gisbergen’s victory in the first ever Cup Series street race, which has led to speculation that he could be making a full-time switch to the Cup Series in the near future, resulted in a lot of attention being directed toward the Australian series as far as additional international stars competing at NASCAR’s top level.
Now that is already set to come to fruition. Kostecki is set to drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in this race, competing alongside full-time drivers Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet) and Kyle Busch (No. 8 Chevrolet). His car is set to carry sponsorship from cellular carrier MobileX and Australian-based technology company VAILO.
The No. 33 Chevrolet is a non-chartered entry and made just one appearance in the Cup Series last year, when Xfinity Series driver Austin Hill made his Cup Series debut for the team at Michigan International Speedway.
The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard is set to be broadcast live on NBC from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 13. This race is the 24th race on the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, so there are still three more races on the calendar before then.
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