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Supercars news 2019: Bathurst 1000 wildcard, Walkinshaw Andretti United, IndyCar, Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe

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IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe will share a Walkinshaw Andretti United wildcard entry at this year’s Bathurst 1000.

The Holden squad, which formed an alliance with IndyCar team Andretti Autosport and United Autosports in 2017, has long been keen to enter a wildcard at the mountain.

The plans have now been formalised, with WAU to field a third ZB Commodore alongside the Scott Pye/Warren Luff and James Courtney/Jack Perkins entries.

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Auckland SuperSprint, Supercars 2019, Jamie Whincup Safety Car, Whincup comments

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A remorseful Jamie Whincup has reflected on his controversial Sunday at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

Seven-time series champion Whincup levelled criticism at Race Control following his role in the Safety Car debacle which soured Race 24.

Whincup started the race from pole position, but finished 16th following an early-race drive-through penalty for breaching Safety Car regulations.

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Jamie Whincup comments, Supercars Safety Car, Auckland SuperSprint, Pukekohe Supercars

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Jamie Whincup will be issued with a ‘please explain’ from Australian motorsport’s governing body following comments made after the controversial Race 24 at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) will issue a letter to the Red Bull Holden driver after he criticised race officials following a Safety Car controversy in Sunday’s race at Pukekohe.

The 36-year-old will be given the opportunity to respond to CAMS’ letter before any possible sanctions are handed down.

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Supercars Safety Car, Auckland SuperSprint, Pukekohe Supercars, Tickford Racing

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The Safety Car drama in Race 24 at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint shot several teams in the foot, none on a greater scale than Tickford Racing.

Chaz Mostert claimed a podium finish, but Will Davison, Cameron Waters and Lee Holdworth filled positions 13 through 15.

It was a kick in the guts for the Ford squad, with all four cars reaching the Top 10 Shootout.

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