McLaughlin upbeat despite crash on debut

Scott McLaughlin says his IndyCar debut was “awesome” despite crashing out of the St. Pete race. McLaughlin, who will join Team Penske full-time in the US series next season, made steady progress in the first half of the race, moving from his 21st starting spot to 17th. However his cameo

McLaughlin ‘silenced critics’ with 2020 Supercars title

Scott McLaughlin says he and the DJR Team Penske squad ‘silenced a lot of critics’ by sealing the 2020 Supercars title with a round to spare. The Kiwi locked in the 2020 championship at The Bend today, a win and a second giving him a 305-point advantage over Jamie Whincup

The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin one point from title

Scott McLaughlin only needs to outscore Jamie Whincup by a single point this afternoon to seal the 2020 Supercars title, after a dominant win in the second heat at The Bend. McLaughlin was beaten off the line by teammate Fabian Coulthard at the start of the 32-lapper, the pole-sitter even

The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin cruises to Race 3 win

Scott McLaughlin is now firmly in control of the Supercars title fight thanks to a comfortable Race 3 win at The Bend. The Penske Ford driver was untroubled across the 24-lap journey, helped by having teammate Fabian Coulthard slot into second at the start. From there the Shell Mustangs were

Sydney Supercars: McLaughlin takes night race pole

Scott McLaughlin grabbed pole for tonight’s first Sydney Motorsport Park race with a record-breaking Shootout lap. The DJR Team Penske driver opted to roll the dice on getting through Q1 and Q2 without using the soft compound Dunlop, which meant he was just 11th fastest heading into the Top 15

Sydney Supercars: McLaughlin tops opening practice

Scott McLaughlin topped the first of two 30-minute Supercars practice sessions at Sydney Motorsport Park. With two tyre compounds in play this weekend, and plenty of soft tyre data from last month’s trip to Sydney already in the bank, much of the session saw car circulating on the hard compound.

McLaughlin closing in on Brock’s win tally

Scott McLaughlin could eclipse Peter Brock’s tally of race wins as soon as this weekend’s Sydney Motorsport Park Supercars round, although new tyre rules mean it won’t be easy. The DJR Team Penske ace heads into the three-race Sydney SuperSprint sitting on 46 Supercars wins, just two short of legend

Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver

Scott McLaughlin, two-time and current Supercars champion, should have been making his NTT IndyCar Series debut for Team Penske at the GP of Indianapolis, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a rescheduling that has put the brakes on his career switch. But David Malsher-Lopez explains why the New Zealander deserves this

McLaughlin apologises to Smith for ‘d**khead’, ‘can’t drive’ banter

Scott McLaughlin says he texted Jack Smith to apologise for comments directed at the Supercars rookie on Twitch during Wednesday’s Eseries round. McLaughlin has been the most prolific Twitch user in the Supercars paddock during the coronavirus break, his exploits both in the Supercars and IndyCar Eseries yielding a solid

McLaughlin nominated for top NZ sport award

Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin has been nominated for New Zealand’s top sporting honour, the supreme Halberg Award. McLaughlin, who won both the Supercars title and the Bathurst 1000 last season, is one of four finalists for the ISPS Handa Sportsman of the Year, as well as one of 17 teams