1. This year is the twentieth commemoration of the 2019 Superloop Adelaide 500, which was first held in 1999, and the sixteenth time the occasion has facilitated the first round of the title.
Since 1999, an aggregate of 42 Supercar races have been held at the road circuit, with Jamie Whincup the best driver with four by and large Adelaide 500 occasion triumphs, 10 singular race wins and seven ARMOR ALL Pole Positions.
2. The Ford Mustang makes its arrival to the Supercars Championship lattice without precedent for right around three decades, its last appearance coming at Phillip Island in 1990.
Adelaide is a suitable scene for the new Mustang’s race debut; Dick Johnson took the model to triumph in the first visiting vehicle race on the city’s lanes, supporting the debut Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in 1985.
3. Shane van Gisbergen is pursuing a cut of Adelaide 500 history this week.
The Triple Eight driver holds an ideal dash of four shaft positions and four race triumphs over the 2017 and ’18 occasions.
A triumph in the Saturday race will make him the principal driver to win five races in succession at the occasion, while a general win will total a cap trap of Adelaide 500 triumphs, an accomplishment at no other time accomplished.
4. Scott McLaughlin will score up a lifelong achievement in Adelaide, with Sunday’s race his 200th Supercars Championship begin.
The prevailing victor’s best outcome in the city of houses of worship is a couple of second placings, most as of late in the Sunday race of 2017.
5. With no Craig Lowndes or Garth Tander on the current year’s matrix, Rick Kelly is the veteran driver of the 2019 Supercars Championship field.
The Kelly Racing co-proprietor makes his 240th round begin at the season opener and his eighteenth appearance at the Adelaide 500 – more than some other driver in the field.
In any case, Kelly isn’t the most seasoned driver, that respect goes to 38-year-old James Courtney.
6. There are six 2019 Superloop Adelaide 500 victors in the 2019 field; Whincup, Courtney, van Gisbergen, Kelly, Will Davison and Nick Percat.
A seventh driver – Fabian Coulthard – has won a race in Adelaide however not yet won the occasion generally.