Biography

In his three seasons competing for DJR Team Penske (DJRTP), Scott McLaughlin has become one of Australia’s biggest racing stars, producing wins, poles and championships at a record-setting pace for the team. The 26-year-old McLaughlin has had an interesting journey on his way to becoming the reigning, two-time Virgin Australia Supercars Champion for the Shell V-Power Ford team.

Earning his second-consecutive driver’s championship for DJRTP, McLaughlin enjoyed a season for the ages in 2019. He and the No. 17 Shell V-Power Mustang team generated a Supercars series single-season record 18 victories to go along with 15 pole positions and 22 podium finishes. He became the first driver to claim the Darwin Triple Crown. McLaughlin also earned his first career win in the legendary Bathurst 1000 race as he and co-driver Alex Premat won from the pole for Team Penske’s first-ever win in the Supercars endurance classic.

For 2020, McLaughlin returns to compete for his third consecutive Supercars driver’s title with the No. 17 Ford Mustang team, led by race engineer Ludo Lacroix. Over the course of his seven full seasons competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, McLaughlin posted an amazing 43 wins, 61 poles, 85 podium finishes and three series titles – with DJRTP claiming the team championship in 2017 before his driver crowns over the last two seasons.

McLaughlin made his racing debut at age eight, progressing through the New Zealand and Australian Karting scenes before he earned a test in a Stone Brothers Racing Supercar.