While Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup have had to settle for second and third in the race, Lowndes has moved up into second in the Championship, eclipsing Will Davison who only managed 12th in the outing. Coulthard is fourth in the points, followed by teammate Jason Bright.
Davison's drop in the points wasn't Pepsi Max FPR's only drama this race – Mark Winterbottom's Ford Falcon led after a great effort in the early laps of the race, but had a shocking pit stop that cost him several positions. He finished in sixth, despite the issue.
There were plenty of battles throughout the field and a focus on Rick Kelly's Nissan Altima after the manufacturer's best ever Qualifying, which saw him start from fifth. Kelly couldn't hold on to the position though.
The top 10 was Coulthard, Lowndes, Whincup, Jonathon Webb, Shane van Gisbergen, Garth Tander, Winterbottom, Bright, Kelly and James Courtney – just one Ford and one Nissan in the mix.
There's a brief 40-minute break between races, with the final race in Austin coming up shortly.
|1.||Fabian Coulthard||Brad Jones Holden||+0.000s|
|2.||Craig Lowndes||Triple 8 Holden||+0.9402s|
|3.||Jamie Whincup||Triple 8 Holden||+2.5474s|
|4.||Jonathon Webb||Tekno Holden||+5.1604s|
|5.||Shane van Gisbergen||Tekno Holden||+10.4711s|
|6.||Garth Tander||HRT Holden||+10.8037s|
|7.||Mark Winterbottom||FPR Ford||+11.7817s|
|8.||Jason Bright||Brad Jones Holden||+11.9711s|
|10.||James Courtney||HRT Holden||+15.1668s|
|11.||Scott McLaughlin||GRM Holden||+17.0564s|
|12.||Will Davison||FPR Ford||+17.0976s|
|13.||Chaz Mostert||Dick Johnson Ford||+22.5896s|
|16.||David Reynolds||Rod Nash/FPR Ford||+23.9679s|
|18.||Alex Davison||Schwerkolt/FPR Ford||+25.7548s|
|19.||David Wall||Britek/BJR Holden||+26.0261s|
|20.||Tim Slade||Rosenberg/Erebus Mercedes||+27.3574s|
|21.||Lee Holdsworth||Erebus Mercedes||+27.9187s|
|22.||Russell Ingall||Walkinshaw/HRT Holden||+30.8187s|
|23.||Dean Fiore||Dumbrell Holden||+34.1977s|
|24.||Maro Engel||Erebus Mercedes||+34.7085s|
|25.||Scott Pye||Dumbrell Holden||+34.9064s|
|26.||Tony D'Alberto||D'Alberto Holden||+35.2637s|
|27.||Tim Blanchard||Dick Johnson Ford||+44.3659s|
|28.||Alexandre Premat||GRM Holden||+1m11.7316s|