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SVG wins Nascar Xfinity race in Chicago

Shane van Gisbergen Nascar Xfinity Series
A big thumbs up from Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen after winning the Nascar Xfinity Series race in Chicago. PHOTO: NASCAR

New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen has once again shown his skill, winning the Nascar Xfinity Series race on the streets of Chicago.

'The Giz' led early and, again, led late to claim his third consecutive series road course win and second race win on the 2.2-mile circuit on downtown Chicago streets.


Fans enjoyed a highly competitive spirited race, with van Gisbergen and Californian Kyle Larson mixing up, door-to-door, front-fender to back bumper from the drop of the green flag

Van Gisbergen then charged through the field to claim the lead again in the final laps.

The 35-year-old Aucklander got his No 97 Chevrolet around Joe Gibbs Racing's Ty Gibbs with two laps remaining and stormed to his series best third win of the year by a healthy 1.287 seconds over Gibbs and Larson.

It was a build up for the Nascar Cup Series race on Sunday (Monday NZT) where he will start fifth on the grid. In his Nascar debut last July, van Gisbergen won the Chicago street race.


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