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The team has strongly identified itself with an image as a battler Queenslanders, frequently racing with state maps on the car. The team was initially based out of Johnson's family home inDaisy HillinBrisbane's southern suburbs, before moving to facilities within sponsor Palmer Tube Mills' factory. In the late 1990s it relocated to a specialist workshop inStayplton.
In September 2014 it was announced that American motor racing teamTeam Penskehad taken a 51% shareholding interest in DJR, rebranding it as DJR Team Penske with former V8 Supercar champion and NASCAR regularMarcos Ambrosejoining the team at the final event of the 2014 season ahead of a full 2015 program. It was the first time that Team Penske expanded its involvement to non-IndyCar/NASCAR activities sinceDHL Porsche Team Penskewhen Team Penske had involvement in endurance sports car racing.
In2000Steven Johnson took over the number 17 Falcon from his retiring father. Radisich teamed withJason Brightto finish second at theBathurst 1000. In2001, Johnson won theCanberra 400and teamed with Radisich to win the2001 Queensland 500. This would be the team's last win for seven years.
In2002a third car was entered at selected events forGreg Ritter. At the end of 2002 Paul Radisich left the team.Max Wilson,Warren Luffand Glenn Setonwould each complete one year stints as the driver of the second car between 2003 and 2005. At the end of 2004, Shell brought their 17-year naming rights sponsorship of the team to an end.This magnificent piece has been personally hand signed by both Steven Johnson and Dick Johnson. It celebrates the Ford Falcon BF Jim Beam Racing days when Father and Son were both racing on track in the same category. A feat only achived a couple of times in Australian Motor Racing History.
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