The Supercars star explains the 2023 NASCAR plan

Kostecki began putting his NASCAR plan on a recent trip to the US where he took both the Indianapolis 500 and the Cup Series races at WWT Raceway.

While Stateside he has begun talks with potential parties that could facilitate a partial Cup or Xfinity Series program next season.

The idea isn’t for a full -fledged transition from Supercars to NASCAR next year, but some races to increase are a relatively short period of Supercars.

Extra curricular activities are common for Supercars drivers, where Shane van Gisbergen is a regular at GT and rally cars, while Cam Waters and Kostecki themselves take part in many off-season sprintcar racing.

Kostecki just wants more careers

However, pairing Supercars with NASCAR will be a unique path for the Erebus Motorsport driver.

“I don’t have anything set in stone. Whether it’s Cup or Xfinity, I’m not too confused,” he told Motorsport.com.

“I just want to do more racing next year. That will go along with my Supercars schedule. It’s just more racing in general.

“I think some people have read this a little bit about what I’m trying to achieve, and that’s the more frequent career. We only do 12 or 13 times a year and that doesn’t satisfy me. So I want careers. a little more. “

Kostecki is no stranger to the NASCAR system having spent a large portion of his junior racing career in the US. He competed in the ARCA Menards Series East before returning to his native Australia to chase a race in the Supercars.

That means he can race on either an oval or a road course, though he admits he prefers to start on a road course.

“I want to take a road course and see how I get there, and just go there,” he said.

Kostecki’s experience in the US means he also has many contacts in the NASCAR world, including his recent trip including some time spent with Martin Truex Jr.’s crew chief, expat Aussie James Small.

“I caught up with some old friends,” Kostecki said. “I really caught up with Smally [Erebus CEO] Barry Ryan, they’re pretty tight, that’s cool. He showed me the surroundings.

“Let’s see what happens.”

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