Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

"I'd like to think it was an educated risk, not completely left field," jokes Jamie Whincup when reminded that Triple Eight has rolled the dice on a young driver before.

He's right, of course. There's not much that's random about the way Roland Dane does business. Still, there's no denying there was an element of risk when it came to signing a relatively unknown Whincup back in 2006.

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