“NISSAN is set to be a shock inclusion on the V8 Supercars grid next year with the powerhouse Japanese manufacturer to announce tomorrow it will be taking the fight to Holden and Ford.
In an historic inclusion which V8 Supercars claim will bulletproof the future of the sport, Nissan have agreed to re-join the series in 2013 in a move which will inject hundreds of thousand of dollars into the sport and place a wedge between the iconic battle between Holden and Ford.
The bombshell entry will also give several lowly placed teams the ammunition to take on the likes of Holden backed team Vodafone, with the manufacturer to pull out the cheque book in a bid to upset their manufacturing rivals.
Made possible by the Car of the Future program headed by Holden legend Mark Skaife, the coup has been three years in the making.
The Kelly Racing Team will tell Holden they are defecting to the Japanese company.
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News Limited also understands the announcement, to be made by V8 Supercars and Nissan tomorrow at Crown Casino in Melbourne, will be the first of many.
Several other manufacturers, including Chrysler, have been in talks with the fast growing series and are also expected to join the Aussie bred fight.
Both Holden and Ford have welcomed the new competition with Nissan’s inclusion likely to help address the uneven split which this year saw 17 Commodores taken on 11 Falcons.
Holden backed driver Jamie Whincup won the series.
Nissan were last in the series in 1992, with the manufacturer ironically supporting Skaife, the man who helped court them back after a 20 year absence.
Car of the Future has helped make Nissan’s inclusion possible with a host of control parts to be used next year.”
It’s written my James Phelps.. not sure if legit