UPDATE 2: Ricahrd Childress wants to run Brodie Kostecki in as many as five NASCAR races next season, declaring the Supercars star has the talent to eventually make a full-time move to the United States.
Kostecki, who spent his teenage years racing in NASCAR’s junior leagues while based in the US, made his maiden Cup Series start at Indianapolis in August aboard an additional RCR entry.
Childress, who took a hotlap of the Adelaide circuit with Kostecki on Thursday, is full of praise for the 26-year-old and is keen to run him in multiple races next year.
The veteran owner plans to hunt sponsorship opportunities to make that happen while on the ground in Adelaide.
“We’re working on trying to put some stuff together now. We’d like to run him on a couple of the road courses and maybe even an oval.
“It’d be nice to see him on an oval too.”
The oval track plan is a clear hint that there could be even bigger things ahead for the West Australian driver.
Asked if he sees Kostecki as becoming a full-time RCR driver in the future, Childress added: “At some point.”
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UPDATE 1 11-24-2023: Australian driver Brodie Kostecki is a title favorite for the 2023 V8 Supercars championship with Shane Van Gisbergen also in the title hunt heading into the season finale in Adelaide.
Richard Childress, who gave Kostecki an opportunity to debut in the Cup Series earlier this season, will be flying over to witness the championship showdown. However, Childress has one item higher on his itinerary, as he has admitted he is hoping to lure the Supercars driver for four or five races next season.
The Richard Childress Racing owner will be talking to potential sponsors for Brodie Kostecki’s ride next season. The 78-year-old also revealed that he also hopes to run Kostecki in an oval race.
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ORIGINAL POST 9-26-2023: Brodie Kostecki will ideally compete in up to three NASCAR Cup Series races next year, according to his manager.
While Kostecki is pouring full focus into securing the 2023 Supercars title, his agent Nathan Cayzer of Cayzer Management is keeping an eye on a slightly expanded American campaign.
Kostecki definitely won’t race in NASCAR again until 2024, having made a one-off appearance last month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Richard Childress Racing is pretty keen to have him back and they’ve been very open about that,” Cayzer told V8 Sleuth.
“So once everyone has got the schedule and we know what here looks like, which has always been the priority and what it needs to be, and then we’ll look at what next year looks like with NASCAR – then we can try to work in a schedule that works for both of us.”
Asked how many events Kostecki is looking at, Cayzer responded: “I think if you could do two or three would be great.
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