Whincup is the first driver since Mark Skaife (2002) to win the title with a round to spare.
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Barring the unlikely scenario of a points penalty at the Sydney Telstra 500, the TeamVodafone ace will be awarded with his V8 Supercars Championship at the Sydney Telstra 500 in two weeks time.
To celebrate his 2012 success, Speedcafe.com has produced this free wallpaper download, celebrating Whincup's admission into an exclusive club of Australian Touring Car greats.
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