Source: Supercars championship
At the end of 2021, with the seven-time Supercars champion will be part of the management team at Triple Eight, Jamie Whincup will retire from full-time racing. The news comes when Tony Quinn's revered businessman becomes a big Triple Eight shareholder, with Roland Dane standing aside from team management.
At the end of 2021, Dane, who has been part of the team for almost two decades, will hand over the Executive Director and Team Principal responsibilities to Whincup. Whincup has previously made no secret of his ambition following his full-time retirement to ascend to team management.
Concerning the 2022 replacement, Triple Eight confirmed that it would analyse the driver industry and its alternatives over the coming months and explained that a timeline does not bind the decision. In 2006, Whincup joined Triple Eight as a 23-year-old and claimed victory for the Adelaide Streets squad on his debut.
When Triple Eight moved from Ford to Holden in 2010, he remained a powerhouse, and after losing out on James Courtney that season, he rebounded between 2011 and 2014 to record four consecutive championships.
For an incredible seventh title in 2017, he moved further forward in the record books.