TIMELINE: Rick Kelly in Supercars

Rick Kelly celebrates with the Kelly Racing crew after winning at Winton in 2018 pic: AJP Photography

The key moments during Rick Kelly’s time leading up to and in Supercars.

2000 Australian Formula Ford Championship runner-up
2001 Australian Drivers’ Champion (Formula Holden)
2001 Supercars Championship debut as enduro driver at Kmart Racing; finishes 14th at Bathurst
2002 First full Supercars Championship season, with Holden Young Lions
2002 Supercars Rookie of the Year
2003 Moves to Kmart Racing
2003 First Bathurst 1000 win, with Greg Murphy
2004 First solo race win, in wet at Sydney Motorsport Park
2004 First Supercars pole, at Sandown 500
2004 Second Bathurst 1000 win, with Greg Murphy
2006 Second in Bathurst 1000, with Todd Kelly
2006 Wins Supercars Championship; title sealed in controversial final race at Phillip Island
2008 Wins last ever Supercars Championship race at Oran Park
2009 Establishes Kelly Racing with brother Todd
2010 Takes Kelly Racing’s first pole, at Winton
2011 Takes Kelly Racing’s first race win, at Hamilton
2012 Kelly Racing announces switch to Nissan with advent of Car of the Future (in 2013)
2015 First pole in Altima, at Hidden Valley
2016 Runner-up in Bathurst 12 Hour, in Nissan GT-R
2018 First race win in Altima, at Winton, at end of week in which Nissan confirms end of official Supercars involvement
2019 Kelly Racing announces switch to Ford Mustang in 2020
2020 Announces retirement from full-time driving

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