Craig Lownes’ fairy tale finish: Retiring racing legend, 44, wins his seventh Bathurst 1000 

V8 SuperCars legend Craig Lowndes has won his final Bathurst 1000.

The iconic Holden driver capitalised on a last-minute collapse from last year’s winner David Reynolds, who was forced to withdraw late in the race due to exhaustion.

Sunday’s victory is the 44-year-old’s seventh title, lifting the cup above his head in the final time he’ll complete the circuit as a full-time driver.

Scott Pye came in six seconds behind Lowndes, with Scott McLaughlin finishing third to complete the podium.

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V8 SuperCars legend Craig Lowndes (pictured) has won another Bathurst 1000 crown

V8 SuperCars legend Craig Lowndes (pictured) has won another Bathurst 1000 crown

V8 SuperCars legend Craig Lowndes (pictured) has won another Bathurst 1000 crown

After the win, the retiring racing legend chalked up the victory to his crew. 

‘l think these guys have done one hell of a job. We’ve had troubles all weekend with the steering, to put it all together… I’m a little tired but it’s down to these guys,’ Lowndes said.

His father Frank joined him on stage, which almost brought Lowndes to tears.

‘Great, dad was the one who got me involved in motor racing … the reason why I’m standing here in front of you,’ he told the crowd. 

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