The Brisbane Broncos captain made his first official appearance as a Supercars Ambassador alongside Chaz Mostert. The pair became friends after Mostert's horrific crash at Bathurst last year and today Mostert took Parker for some laps around Queensland Raceway.
Mostert is still to win a race in 2016 and is hoping he can break through this weekend in what is one of the mostly hotly contested seasons in many years with 10 different winners from the first 15 races.
Ironwoman Courtney Hancock also made an appearance as drivers gathered ahead of tomorrow's first practice session. Jamie Whincup will be aiming to become just the second driver behind Craig Lowndes to bring up 100 races wins this weekend.
Reigning Champion Mark Winterbottom will also celebrate his 400th race start as he looks to keep the pressure on Whincup and his teammate Shane van Gisbergen.
The Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint will begin tomorrow Friday, July 22 and will broadcast live and ad free on Fox Sports, along with highlights packages on Network Ten, ONE and WIN in regional areas. Check local guides for details.