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Supercars champ back on track after GC

Ford star Scott McLaughlin's car-wrecking crash at the Gold Coast 600 has sharpened his focus to wrap up this year's Supercars championship.

The DJR Team Penske ace will drive a newly-built Mustang at this weekend's Sandown 500 after writing off his Bathurst 1000-winning car on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Such has been McLaughlin's dominance he heads into the penultimate event of 2019 with a 463-point lead over nearest rival Shane Van Gisbergen despite his Surfers Paradise wipeout.

But the 26-year-old said the unexpected crash showed this year's title race won't be over until he's made his lead mathematically impossible to catch.