Scott McLaughlin has the opportunity this weekend to become the fifth most winningest driver in Supercars history, elevating himself above series icon Peter Brock.
McLaughlin scored two victories a fortnight at Sydney Motorsport Park in the first round post the coronavirus-induced season suspension and currently boasts a tally of 46, two adrift of Brock.
38 of those career wins has come since McLaughlin signed with DJR Team Penske at the start of the 2017 season.
Jamie Whincup currently resides at the head of the race win charts with an unprecedented 119 race wins, 10 ahead of Craig Lowndes who remains the only other driver in the century club.
But with his fine form in 2020 likely set to continue into this weekend’s second event from the Eastern Creek circuit, the Kiwi is primed to move ahead of Brock, an achievement that would mean a lot to the double series champion.
“[It would mean] a huge amount,” McLaughlin told Motorsport.com when asked about possibly breaking Brock’s record.
“I take a lot of pride in stats and moving my way up there, and it’s really cool to be able to do it with a great team. I wouldn’t be able to do it without the people who have brought me up, my mum and dad and also going to [Garry Rogers Motorsport] to learn the ropes.
“Now I’m blossoming with this team, it’s been a fantastic journey. I came in at a pretty good spot, in 2017 we sort of hit the ground running and I’ve been able to have a great car and a great engineer.”
The 27-year-old scored his maiden Supercars victory on home soil at Pukekohe Park in 2013 in only his sixth full-time start for Garry Rogers Motorsport.
McLaughlin has since eclipsed several winning records including 18 wins in one season back in 2019 which included a six-race unbroken victory streak from Barbagallo to Townsville.
McLaughlin will have his chance to break Brock’s record tally this weekend on July 18 -19 for the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint.