Jamie Whincup held off a fast-closing Jason Bright to take victory in race two of V8 Supercars' Barbagallo weekend.
Bright had qualified on pole in his Brad Jones Holden, but made a poor start and fell to fourth, as Will Davison, Fabian Coulthard and Whincup hit the front. The lead pack ran in a long, tense train in the first half of the race, with Coulthard taking plenty of looks at passing Davison.
With tire wear high but stops optional, pit timing proved critical, and it was Triple 8 that made the correct call by bringing Whincup in first. The champion dived in on lap 17 of 42, with Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom following.
Davison and Coulthard pitted next time, but emerged behind Whincup and Winterbottom, who had flown on fresh tires. Bright stayed out until lap 23, in the hope that he would benefit from fresher rubber as his rivals' tires faded in the closing laps.
That certainly proved to be the case. Although the late stop had dropped him down the order, Bright overtook James Courtney, Davison and Coulthard before a door-banging move on Winterbottom three laps from the end brought him up to second. He then set off after Whincup, falling just 0.7 second short.
Winterbottom held on for third, followed by Coulthard, Davison and Courtney.
After breaking V8 Supercars' victory record on Saturday, Craig Lowndes had to settle for eighth, behind Shane van Gisbergen, having lost ground with a slow pit stop.
All but three drivers chose to make tire changes. Of those who did not, Dean Fiore fared best and found himself leading by 12sec at one point. He held on at the front until just seven laps from the end, before being swallowed by the pack and falling to 13th.