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Whincup ends drought with record-tying win

Jarrod Sierocki

Supercars: Highlights from Supercars Race 14 at the 2017 Watpac Townsville 400, Jamie Whincup breaking his 2017 duck with a record-tying 105th career championship race victory.

Jamie Whincup celebrates winning Race 14 at the Townsville 400. Pic: Zak Simmonds

JAMIE Whincup confirmed himself as one of the greatest drivers Supercars in history – again – by equalling Craig Lowndes’ record of most career victories with a stirring second-day win at the Townsville 400.

Whincup already has a long list of ​milestones on his stellar Supercars CV but the six-time champion added yet another by powering to his 105th career win on the Reid Park street circuit, drawing level with old foe Lowndes.

After debuting in 2006, Whincup has averaged a staggering nine wins every season but for the six-time champion, the win was an unusual drought-breaker for Red Bull Holden.

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