The year is 2006 and Lowndes is one of two cars in contention for the V8 Supercars Championship. After a sensational Bathurst victory earlier in the season, Lowndes' hopes of a fouth Championship would come cown to Phillip Island and a head-to-head battle with Rick Kelly.
The pair entered the final race of 2006 even in points. Both drivers enduired a tumultuous and controversioal race with Kelly in 18th place finishing ahead of Lowndes in 29th place and ultimately claming the 2006 Championshop.
"We had a perfect opportunity to win a Championship, but with some of the tactics that were going on it wasn't to be. But it doesn't play on my mind. You move on."
"Phillip Island is a great track that I thoroughly enjoy. It's been kind to me in a the past and is a great diver's track!" Lowndes said.