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Triple Eight Race Engineering is an current racing team competing in the Supercars Championship. Since its formation in the 2003 season the team has won the Supercars Championship seven times, the team's championship eight times and the Bathurst 1000 six times. The team currently runs three Holden VF Commodores for Craig Lowndes, Shane Van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup.

HistoryEdit

2004 was Triple Eight's first full season in V8 Supercars. It was a disappointing year for all involved, with both cars dogged by mechanical problems. Paul Radisich came 19th in the championship, while Max Wilson finished a lowly 28th. The team's car speed, however, was certainly up with the front-runners for many weekends.

2005 saw a massive form reversal for Triple Eight. Craig Lowndes and Steve Ellery were signed as drivers and Stone Brothers Racing engineer Campbell Little joined the team.

2006 saw a continuation of this strong form, with new recruit Jamie Whincup replacing Ellery, and making an instant impact in the form of a win at the Clipsal 500. Lowndes scored four round wins, including sharing victory at the Bathurst 1000 with Whincup.

In 2007, the team retained the services of Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes. The new title sponsor was Vodafone, replacing Betta Electrical who had gone into receivership.

In 2008 Jamie Whincup won the championship, and Lowndes and Whincup won their third straight Bathurst 1000.

In 2009 The team ran new FG Falcons. Triple Eight Racing won fifteen of the twenty-three races staged during the championship, with Whincup winning eleven races and the championship and Lowndes taking four wins at Winton, the Gold Coast and Barbagallo, finishing the year in fourth.

In 2010 the team switched to racing Holden VE Commodores, after signing a three-year deal with Holden. The team also re-signed with major sponsor Vodafone for another three years until the end of the 2012 season.

2011 Whincup regained the championship from Lowndes with the team winning the team's championship.

In 2012 Triple Eight dominated winning 19 races including the Sandown 500 (Lowndes and Warren Luff) and the Bathurst 1000 (Whincup and Paul Dumbrell) with Whincup won the title from Lowndes.

In 2013 the new Car of the Future specification cars were introduced with Triple Eight racing the new Holden VF Commodore. Whincup and Lowndes finished first and second in the championship.

In 2016, a third car was added for Shane Van Gisbergen, with the team purchasing a Racing Entitlement Contract that was last used in 2014 by James Rosenberg Racing. Shane Van Gisbergen won the 2016 championship.

In 2017 Red Bull Racing Australia will have exclusive factory support from Holden for the next three years.