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David Russell (racing driver)

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Nationality  Australian
Races  19
Pole positions  0
Name  David Russell
Current team  Nissan Motorsport
Series championships  0
Car number  15
Race wins  0
2014 Championship position  36th (444 pts)
Role  Racing driver
Podium finishes  0
David Russell (racing driver)

David Russell (born 4 January 1982) is a racing driver from Casino, New South Wales. Russell has competed in V8 Supercar series intermittently since 2003 and continually since 2009. Russell presently competes for Victorian racing team Kelly Racing where he leads the team's third team Dreamtime Racing in the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series as well as filling-in for an injured Greg Murphy in the International V8 Supercars Championship.


Racing career

Russell started his circuit racing career in Production Car racing, driving a Suzuki Swift in the 2000 Australian GT Production Car Championship. In 2001 he transitioned to a Proton Satria in the same entry level class of the same series. He finished runner up in class behind the Holden Astra of Luke Youlden. Russell stayed racing Protons through to the 2004 season when he finished third in the 2004 Australian Production Car Championship. Russell then spent three years in Carrera Cup with Sherrin Motor Sport, culminating with third place in the 2008 series behind Craig Baird and Dean Fiore, which also then led to various endurance race drives in Europe and Asia with Juniper Racing and Lago Racing.

V8 Supercar

Russell raced the 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series racing a Ford AU Falcon with the Chance of a Lifetime team and made a single appearance at the Bathurst 1000 with Fernandez Motorsport. Russell returned to V8 Supercar racing after winning the 2008 Queenland 500 in a Sheerin Motorsport entered Ford AU Falcon. Russell then moved into V8 Supercar full-time in 2009 with Howard Racing and finished third behind Jonathon Webb and James Moffat. 2010 was a disappointment, after moving to the team Webb won the championship with, Russell finished fifth. Staying with MW Motorsport in 2011, Russell again finished third, this time behind Andrew Thompson and Jack Perkins. Endurance drives with major teams also took place, Dick Johnson Racing in 2010 and Kelly Racing in 2011 which led to a Russell taking leadership role in Kelly Racing's 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series team, Dreamtime Racing.


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