Winner of the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 1997 and the V8 Supercar Championship Series 10 years later.
He began racing go-karts in his childhood, and by his late teenage years already had seven state titles to go with a national one.
He was a three-time winner of the Bathurst 1000, the country's most prestigious car race.
He was born in Perth, Western Australia.
Scott Dixon is another one of Australia's most accomplished racers.