Craig Lowndes wins again in second leg of Queensland V8 Supercars event

Craig Lowndes completed a highly successful day at Queensland Raceway by adding race two victory to his earlier pole position and triumph in race one

Craig Lowndes wins again in second leg of Queensland V8 Supercars event

Winning the opening leg of the two-part Saturday event had given Lowndes pole for race two, and he made the most of it to lead throughout, shrugging off an early safety car prompted by several opening-lap incidents.

Triple Eight took a one-two finish, with Lowndes' team-mate Jamie Whincup moving into second on lap one and staying on the leader's tail to the end.

Tim Slade was unable to repeat his race one runner-up spot, but kept the Triple Eight cars within range as he collected a second podium of the day in the James Rosenberg/Stone Brothers Ford.

Rick Kelly's Kelly Holden was fourth again, with Steve Owen holding off Steven Johnson and Greg Murphy for fifth.

Results - 22 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 28m44.5740s 2. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden + 1.4471s 3. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford + 2.6710s 4. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden + 9.7887s 5. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden + 14.2210s 6. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford + 15.2086s 7. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden + 16.2080s 8. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford + 18.8830s 9. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford + 19.4635s 10. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford + 23.3178s 11. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Holden + 23.5325s 12. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden + 23.8576s 13. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden + 25.6306s 14. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden + 25.7470s 15. Will Davison FPR Ford + 26.4575s 16. Karl Reindler Britek Holden + 28.3091s 17. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford + 29.9233s 18. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden + 30.2405s 19. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden + 32.0449s 20. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford + 35.0292s 21. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford + 35.2569s 22. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford + 41.2179s 23. Garth Tander HRT Holden + 41.7780s 24. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden + 46.1480s 25. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash/FPR Ford + 1 lap 26. David Reynolds Kelly Holden + 4 laps Retirements: Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1 lap James Courtney HRT Holden 1 lap 
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