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Stock Car Scoop: How Impressive Was Shane van Gisbergen’s Chicago Win?

Exactly one race into his NASCAR Cup Series career, Shane van Gisbergen already has a win to his name. The driver of the No. 91 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet took home a victory in his first career start, driving his Enhance Health-sponsored machine to the front late at the Chicago street course on Sunday (July 2) following torrential rain.

Adam Cheek is joined by on-site reporters Michael Massie and Bryan Nolen to break down this historic triumph and what doors it opens for other Project 91 participants down the road. They also offer their takes on the race itself after a soggy start turned into a successful finish in NASCAR’s first attempt at tackling the downtown streets of the Windy City.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Deacon Blues

Awesome conversation, guys; I really enjoyed the race, as well. The music reference of SVG and SRV – Stevie Ray Vaughan – was a nice touch!

Steven

I haven’t read much about the 91 Trackhouse racecar. I think that they have members with extensive road racing set up experience. Who knows, maybe Bubba could have won if he was driving that car….Nah.

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