V8 Supercars Series Opener

Three time V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup  will bid to start the new year as he finished the last when the 2012 season opens with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Race one takes place on Saturday around the 3.2km street circuit in the heart of Adelaide. Whincup excelled there last year, finishing second Saturday before going one better the following day. Garth Tander  started from pole position in the opening race and led all the way. Craig Lowndes  has performed well in Adelaide in the past, while Mark Winterbottom  appears to have the best chance of the Ford drivers having finished on the podium here in the second race last year.

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