One of Australia's top V8 Supercar drivers, he became a multi-time champion in V8 Supercars and the Bathurst 1000.
Beginning racing go-karts at the age of 9, he turned to cars starting with the 1991 Motorcraft Formula Ford 'Driver to Europe' Series, and then joined the Holden Racing Team.
He won his first of multiple Sandown 500s in 1996 and won the Queensland 500 in 2000.
He his his wife Nat separated in 2011, after 14 years of marriage.
Scott Dixon was another Australian race car chamption.