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Monday, 26 November 2018

McLaughlin fills Supercars trophy with McNuggets


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We've seen the 'shoey' in Supercars before, but Scott McLaughlin brought in an all new way to celebrate winning his maiden title in Newcastle on the weekend.

McLaughlin sealed the 2018 title with second place in the season finale, ensuring he finished 71 points clear of Holden rival Shane van Gisbergen in the closest season finish in a decade.

After the race McLaughlin revealed how he enjoyed the victory into the early hours at popular fast food restaurant chain, McDonald's.

"The trophy was filled up with beer and spirits and chicken McNuggets," McLaughlin told media the next day.

"You can actually fit 40 McNuggets in the trophy which is quite interesting."

"It wasn't done before, which I'm pretty proud of," McLaughlin told NZ's 1 News of his Macca's run.

"It's just my stupidity.

"I was like, 'It's my trophy now, let's do it.'"

https://twitter.com/smclaughlin93/status/1066895983764631552

His triumph marked the seventh time a Kiwi has won the title.

It also provided a fitting farewell for the iconic Falcon with Ford teams switching to Mustangs next season.

The day was all about McLaughlin, who also sealed the first championship for his Ford outfit DJR Team Penske, led by US motorsport giant Roger Penske who was track-side.

Holden's Reynolds started Sunday's race on pole but McLaughlin nabbed the lead after the pit-lane frenzy that followed a safety car prompted by Whincup making contact with Ford's Fabian Coulthard on the final corner of lap 20.

https://twitter.com/supercars/status/1066831171286388736

McLaughlin let a fast-finishing Reynolds pass in the final 10 laps.

Van Gisbergen was behind the eight ball from the outset.

The 2016 champion suffered a blow ahead of the final race when stripped of his dramatic Saturday win, relegated to fifth after a stewards investigation.

The penalty for a pit-lane refuelling breach announced on Sunday morning extended McLaughlin's series lead from just two points to 53 before the last race.

"We did everything we could but he is a worthy champion. I enjoyed the fight," van Gisbergen said.

- with AAP

We've seen the 'shoey' in Supercars before, but Scott McLaughlin brought in an all new way to celebrate winning his maiden title in Newcastle on the weekend.

McLaughlin sealed the 2018 title with second place in the season finale, ensuring he finished 71 points clear of Holden rival Shane van Gisbergen in the closest season finish in a decade.

After the race McLaughlin revealed how he enjoyed the victory into the early hours at popular fast food restaurant chain, McDonald's.

"The trophy was filled up with beer and spirits and chicken McNuggets," McLaughlin told media the next day.

"You can actually fit 40 McNuggets in the trophy which is quite interesting."

"It wasn't done before, which I'm pretty proud of," McLaughlin told NZ's 1 News of his Macca's run.

"It's just my stupidity.

"I was like, 'It's my trophy now, let's do it.'"

https://twitter.com/smclaughlin93/status/1066895983764631552

His triumph marked the seventh time a Kiwi has won the title.

It also provided a fitting farewell for the iconic Falcon with Ford teams switching to Mustangs next season.

The day was all about McLaughlin, who also sealed the first championship for his Ford outfit DJR Team Penske, led by US motorsport giant Roger Penske who was track-side.

Holden's Reynolds started Sunday's race on pole but McLaughlin nabbed the lead after the pit-lane frenzy that followed a safety car prompted by Whincup making contact with Ford's Fabian Coulthard on the final corner of lap 20.

https://twitter.com/supercars/status/1066831171286388736

McLaughlin let a fast-finishing Reynolds pass in the final 10 laps.

Van Gisbergen was behind the eight ball from the outset.

The 2016 champion suffered a blow ahead of the final race when stripped of his dramatic Saturday win, relegated to fifth after a stewards investigation.

The penalty for a pit-lane refuelling breach announced on Sunday morning extended McLaughlin's series lead from just two points to 53 before the last race.

"We did everything we could but he is a worthy champion. I enjoyed the fight," van Gisbergen said.

- with AAP

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