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Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard re-sign with DJR Team Penske

DJR Team Penske has announced that it has re-signed Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard for the 2020 Supercars Championship season.

The pair, who currently sit first and second in the standings, will remain as team-mates for a fourth successive season having inked new deals that will see them continue at the wheel of the two Shell V-Power-backed Ford Mustangs.

“Confirming that both Scott and Fabian will remain with us in Supercars is great news, and something that we’re very proud of,” team principal Ryan Story said. “They have proven to be great teammates and have represented our team like true professionals on and off the track.

“Both of these guys are at the peak of their powers, as is demonstrated by our results across the last few seasons. We look forward to the remainder of this season and next year with them behind the wheel of our Ford Mustang GTs.”

McLaughlin, who has earned 29 wins and 40 poles since joining the team in 2017, said he was looking forward to remaining at the wheel of the #17 car.

“We’ve been able to achieve so much together, and I couldn’t be happier to continue as a Shell V-Power Racing Team driver into the future,” the defending champion said. “This is the best team in Supercars. I don’t take the opportunity for granted, and will continue to push as hard as I can for great results at every event.”

Coulthard meanwhile admitted he was delighted to extend his stay with the team, having first raced in Penske colours back in 2016.

“Re-signing at Shell V-Power Racing Team is something quite special to me,” he said. “The 2020 season will mark my fifth year driving for Dick Johnson and Roger Penske, and I have enjoyed being a part of this team immensely. Driving for two icons of the sport is a privilege, and I feel very fortunate to be in this position.

“The team provides both Scott and I with incredible equipment and amazing teamwork, allowing us to focus on our jobs without any distraction. The 2019 season has been amazing so far, and I hope that we can look for more of the same in 2020.”