Nissan Motorsport has gritted its teeth through a variable final day at the Castrol Townsville 500, which was held from July 4 to 6. Norton Nissan driver Michael Caruso has finished 10th in Race 20 and 11th in Race 22 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Townsville, but the final result could have been so much better.
Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima driver Rick Kelly put in a storming drive in the third and final race of the SKYCITY Triple Crown at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway, advancing 11 positions to claim ninth place in the 200km encounter.
The NISMO Global Driver Exchange program will again involve V8 Supercars in 2014, with British GT driver Alex Buncombe confirmed as Todd Kelly's co-driver for Jack Daniel's Racing at this year's endurance races.
Jack Daniel's Racing driver Rick Kelly saved his best result from V8 Supercar's New Zealand journey until the last race of the weekend, with a strong eighth place result in his Nissan Altima at Pukekohe Park Raceway.