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Craig Lowndes Receives Queen’s Birthday Honour

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Craig Lowndes awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours List Photo credit: TeamVodafone

Craig Lowndes awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours List Photo credit: TeamVodafone

TeamVodafone V8 Supercar driver, Craig Lowndes has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The award is in recognition of the three-time V8 Supercars champion and five-time Bathurst winner's “service to motor racing and the community, particularly through road safety education programs and charitable organizations.”

Outside the sport, Australia's most popular and recognised professional racing driver regularly campaigns for road safety awareness across the country and has been an Ambassador for the RSPCA for almost a decade. He is also an Official Ambassador for 'Violence Against Women' and the 'V8 Supersafe kids' road safety program.

“What can you say? This is a totally unexpected and tremendous honour, it's not something you ever think about. I am very flattered and slightly humbled by this, I certainly didn't see it coming,” said Lowndes.

“To be honoured by your fellow Australians in this way is pretty special and I appreciate very much everyone's support both today, and right through my career.

“Road safety is the number one social issue we deal with every day of our lives, and it's something we can never stop working to improve.”

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