Holden's David Reynolds has made a fast start to the Sandown 500 as he chases a big finish to his Supercars season.
The Penrite Racing star broke the lap record for Supercars at the Melbourne track in Friday's practice.
Reynolds was the fastest driver of the day with a lap of one minute and 07.7779 seconds.
Matching his career-high third-placed championship finish from 2015 is probably beyond Reynolds, who comes into Sandown fifth in the standings.
The 2017 Bathurst champion might still lift his team into third on the teams' championship standings, however, if he and teammate Anton De Pasquale perform well at Sandown and in the season finale in Newcastle.