100 V8 Supercar race victories is an incredible achievement, but it might not be the most amazing statistic about Craig Lowndes’ career. What’s arguably more impressive is that Lowndes has finished fourth or higher in the championship a massive fourteen times (and is likely to make it fifteen this year).
He might only have three titles to his name, but Lowndes has finished runner-up five times and has almost always been near the front. Fourteen seasons at that level is the sort of statistic only Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi can match in their respective fields. 100 race wins is great, but being consistently in championship contention for such a long period of time is arguably more impressive.