Shane van Gisbergen will not walk out on Australia's Supercars championship early, despite his newfound success racing in the US.
On Monday (NZ time), van Gisbergen caught the eye of the motorsport world, starting from third on the grid to claim the chequered flag at Monday's (NZ time) NASCAR race in Chicago.
The 34-year-old's feat makes him the first NASCAR driver to win on debut in 60 years, but has quickly seen speculation over when - not if - he will return to America.
Currently the two-time reigning Supercars champion in Australia - taking back-to-back titles in 2021 and 2022 - van Gisbergen is contracted with Red Bull-backed Triple Eight Racing through until the end of 2024.
Triple Eight team principal Jamie Whincup outlined he would not stand in van Gisbergen's way should he seek an immediate release.
However, the man himself moved to quash any speculation that he'd look to walk out mid-contract.
"I'm committed next year to Supercars," van Gisbergen told AAP. "I still love Supercars and hope it goes well there.
"But in , who knows. I'm doing one more year in Aus, then I'd love to come over here."
At present, seeking his third consecutive Supercars crown and fourth overall, van Gisbergen sits fourth in the championship with 13 races remaining this season.
The Kiwi is 110 points behind championship leader Brodie Kostecki, but has the chance to claw into that lead this weekend at the Townsville 500.
All up, van Gisbergen sits fourth on the list of all-time race wins in Supercars, with 76 victories.
Current boss Whincup leads the list with a record 124 wins from his 555 starts.