New Zealand’s Shane Van Gisbergen took victory in his NASCAR Cup Series race debut on the streets of Chicago on Sunday.

Van Gisbergen’s win was the first time in 60 years, when Johnny Rutherford did it, for a driver to win on their Cup Series debut.

Driving the No.91 TrackHouse Chevrolet, Van Gisbergen started the race from third place and did a fantastic job to come home just ahead of Justin Haley and Chase Elliott.

The race had been delayed to extremely poor weather over the course of the weekend.

Speaking following the race, Van Gisbergen, who has competed in the Australian Super Cars championship, Van Gisbergen commented saying:

“No, of course not, but you always dream of it. “Thank you so much to the Trackhouse team and (sponsor) Enhance Health, Project91. What an experience in the crowd out here. This was so cool. This is what you dream of. Hopefully, I can come and do more.”

Van Gisbergen went on to say:

Wow, when we had that back strategy back to 18th, I started to worry a bit, but the racing was really good. “Everyone was respectful. It was tough, but a lot of fun.

(3) Shane Van Gisbergen, Chevrolet, 78.
(37) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 78.
(26) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 78.
(7) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 78.
(18) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 78.
(31) Austin Cindric, Ford, 78.
(6) Michael McDowell, Ford, 78.
(9) Joey Logano, Ford, 78.
(12) Ty Gibbs #, Toyota, 78.
(15) Chris Buescher, Ford, 78.
(1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 78.
(24) Aric Almirola, Ford, 78.
(22) William Byron, Chevrolet, 78.
(19) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 78.
(28) Ryan Preece, Ford, 78.
(21) Erik Jones, Chevrolet, 78.
(10) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 78.
(4) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 78.
(25) Todd Gilliland, Ford, 78.
(16) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 78.
(8) Jenson Button, Ford, 78.
(34) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 78.
(27) Josh Bilicki(i), Chevrolet, 78.
(20) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 78.
(23) Noah Gragson #, Chevrolet, 78.
(30) Andy Lally, Ford, 78.
(5) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 78.
(2) Tyler Reddick, Toyota, 78.
(35) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 78.
(32) Harrison Burton, Ford, 78.
(14) Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 78.
(11) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 77.
(17) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 77.
(36) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 77.
(33) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, Suspension, 67.
(29) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Accident, 62.
(13) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Accident, 40

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