Brown to become latest Supercars driver to compete in NASCAR

Will Brown, the current Supercars Championship point leader, will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut next month at Sonoma Raceway with Richard Childress Racing. Brown will drive the No. 33 MobileX Chevrolet. Sonoma, which is Sunday, June 9, is the second road course race of the season.

“It’s just an incredible opportunity to be able to come out and race at the highest level in America,” Brown said. “I am extremely thankful to Richard Childress and everyone at Richard Childress Racing for the opportunity. I’ve been interested in NASCAR since I started racing Supercars, and even more so since the recent wave of success that some international drivers have had crossing over into the NASCAR Cup Series.

“I’ve got some great sponsors that have supported me for a long time in Australia, and I’m lucky enough that MobileX is joining us for the race, along with a long-term partner of mine, Shaw and Partners. Incredibly thankful also for Motorola and everyone else who has come on board for the race. It’s been massive to get everyone to support the program, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. I’m looking forward to the race and have been working hard to prepare.”


Brown will drive a third entry for the RCR organization alongside Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch for the June 9 event. The three are familiar with each other after competing together for Childress in an endurance race at Circuit of The Americas in December.

NASCAR’s recent wave of international drivers, particularly from Supercars, started with Shane van Gisbergen winning on the streets of Chicago last summer. Childress then fielded Brodie Kostecki at the Indianapolis road course in late 2023 and Cam Waters made his Craftsman Truck Series debut earlier this year.

Waters will also be entered at Sonoma for the Cup Series race driving for RFK Racing, while van Gisbergen is now a full-time NASCAR driver with Kaulig Racing.

Brown is a native of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He sits atop the Supercars championship points with three wins through 10 races and nine podiums.

“Will Brown has had success racing in Australia and New Zealand and we’re looking forward to having him race with RCR in the No. 33 MobileX Chevrolet,” said Richard Childress. “I’ve stayed in touch with Will since he came over in December to race with us, and he has proven to be a disciplined and passionate racer. His start with RCR is a continuation of a long-standing investment that RCR has made in finding and honing talent and looking beyond U.S. motorsports.”

Story originally appeared on Racer