Austin V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup takes another win in race two

Jamie Whincup reeled off another V8 Supercars victory in race two at Austin, as he and Craig Lowndes took Triple 8's second one-two of the day

Austin V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup takes another win in race two

Whincup and Lowndes controlled the race throughout, running side by side through the opening sweeps before the champion moved clearly ahead.

After Lowndes gained on Whincup by running longer to his pitstop in race one, the strategies swapped in race two as Whincup stayed out longest of the frontrunners.

But Lowndes again came out best, as what had been a 3.8-second deficit to Whincup vanished once the pitstops were complete.

Lowndes did not manage to mount a serious challenge on Whincup, though, coming home a second adrift of the winner.

Fabian Coulthard's early pitstop allowed him to hassle Lowndes for a spell, before the Brad Jones Holden driver slipped back into a fierce battle with Tekno duo Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb.

The latter had run third in the first stint before losing ground in the pits, but he got back into fourth when van Gisbergen slid wide in one of many assertive bids to pass Coulthard.

Rick Kelly's Nissan was sixth and on course to beat all the Fords until the final lap, when the car slowed and Mark Winterbottom and Scott McLaughlin came past. Kelly crossed the line eighth, with Will Davison resisting James Moffat and David Reynolds for ninth.

Results - 27 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 43m16.6491s 2. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden + 1.0981s 3. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden + 10.6924s 4. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden + 10.8520s 5. Shane van Gisbergen Tekno Holden + 11.1946s 6. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford + 14.9792s 7. Scott McLaughlin GRM Holden + 16.5465s 8. Rick Kelly Nissan + 17.0775s 9. Will Davison FPR Ford + 20.6301s 10. James Moffat Nissan + 20.8736s 11. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford + 21.6482s 12. Alexandre Premat GRM Holden + 23.6236s 13. Garth Tander HRT Holden + 27.2180s 14. James Courtney HRT Holden + 32.4208s 15. Michael Caruso Nissan + 32.5614s 16. Todd Kelly Nissan + 34.2161s 17. Alex Davison Schwerkolt/FPR Ford + 36.1665s 18. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw/HRT Holden + 42.0407s 19. Chaz Mostert Dick Johnson Ford + 42.3644s 20. Lee Holdsworth Erebus Mercedes + 42.6633s 21. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden + 44.6860s 22. Scott Pye Dumbrell Holden + 46.3050s 23. Dean Fiore Dumbrell Holden + 51.8150s 24. Tim Blanchard Dick Johnson Ford + 53.0576s 25. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden + 59.4383s 26. Tim Slade Rosenberg/Erebus Mercedes + 3 laps Retirements: Maro Engel Erebus Mercedes 3 laps David Wall Britek/BJR Holden 0 laps 
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