Richard Childress Racing has added two-time Supercars winner Brodie Kostecki to drive a third Cup Series start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 13.
The race will mark Kostecki’s Cup Series debut and comes after fellow Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen won for Trackhouse Racing in Chicago.
Kostecki, who races full-time for Erebus Motorsports, will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro while working alongside full-time drivers Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch.
“I am thrilled to be making my NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Brickyard,” Kostecki said in a supercar launch. “It is an honor to compete in such an iconic venue and against some of the biggest names in motorsport. I am incredibly grateful to RCR for giving me this opportunity and I am determined to make the most of it.”
Kostecki is second in the Supercars championship standings after 17 races. He has driven the No. 99 Chevrolet to two victories, at both Albert Park and the Beaurepaires Melbourne SuperSprint. Van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney won the other two races at the circuit.
Kostecki has experience racing stock cars in the United States. He made 16 starts in the K&N Pro Series East, now ARCA Menards Series East, between 2013 and 2014. He posted four top-10 finishes and one top-five finish. ‘
Prior to his time in the K&N Pro Series East, Kostecki competed in the USAC Ford Focus Series. He celebrated more than two dozen outstanding victories at tracks like Irwindale Speedway, All American Speedway and Meridian Speedway. Kostecki also won a 2013 Late Model race at Rockingham Speedway.
Kostecki returned to the United States in June 2023 and accompanied RCR at World Wide Technology Raceway when Busch won his third race of the season.
“Racing is at the core of everything I do, and NASCAR has been my lifelong goal after spending years growing up in the heart of sports in North Carolina,” added Kostecki. “It’s a completely different world there and any extra time I can put into racing will only help me try to win my first Supercar Championship.
“We had some great exposure to the team’s inner sanctum during our recent trip, and I can’t wait to immerse myself in the team, this time as a Cup Series driver. I can’t thank MobileX, Erebus, VAILO, Shaw & Partners, Southern Cross Truck Rentals and all my support partners for joining us.”
The No. 33 has not competed in a Cup event since the 2022 season. Austin Hill drove it for Richard Childress Racing at Michigan while making his Cup debut and finished 18th. Harry Gant won 18 races in the No. 33 between 1982 and 1992, while Lou Figaro and Joe Nemechek each won once. Clint Bowyer won three times at No. 33 between 2010 and 2011.