This is the pits for Aaren Russell after Supercars knocks back Newcastle 500 drive

Michael Parris
Updated September 11 2018 - 1:22pm, first published 5:30am

Newcastle driver Aaren Russell says he is “devastated” after Supercars rejected his application to compete in his home-town race this year.

Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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