Shane Van Gisbergen was born to race. From pestering his Dad Robert to buy him a Suzuki ATV at the tender age of five, to signing a contract to race V8 Supercars for Stone Brothers Racing at just 17 years of age and winning 3 Championships with Triple Eight Race Engineering, the constant in his life has been competition. Raised on the rural fringe of New Zealand's largest city Auckland, Shane spent his formative years racing ATVs on natural terrain Motocross tracks and a Quarter Midget on speedway ovals before a brief but typically successful dalliance with karts and a year in the Formula First class courtesy New Zealand's SpeedSport magazine Scholarship programme saw his focus turn to tarmac. Since then he has been on a fast track to major league Australasian success, winning the New Zealand Formula Ford championship in 2006 and finishing a close second to teammate Daniel Gaunt in the Toyota Racing Series in 2007. Later the same year he signed a long-term driver contract with Stone Brothers Racing, making the V8 Supercar championship debut he has always dreamed about at the Oran Park round in August.

He moved to Triple Eight in 2016 as teammate to Whincup and Craig Lowndes and scored Holden’s 500th championship race win at Symmons Plains among seven race victories, plus he claimed the Enduro Cup with Alex Prémat and the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy at Pukekohe on his way to his first Supercars title. van Gisbergen won on debut with his new team and contended for the title the following season, eventually finishing runner-up to future teammate Jamie Whincup. He remained a regular contender in the years that followed and broke through for a Bathurst 1000 win in 2020, but finished off the Gen2 era with two of the most dominant seasons in ATCC/Supercars Championship history. van Gisbergen romped to the 2021 title off the back of 14 wins and 23 podiums from 30 races, including a streak of seven victories to start the season – a period where he also posted extracurricular triumphs in the New Zealand Grand Prix, GT World Challenge and Bathurst 6 Hour. His early-season haul was all the more impressive given he broke a collarbone and cracked three ribs in a mountain biking accident after the opening Supercars round, driving through the pain to sweep the following event. He would go on to reset the record books in 2022 with 21 race wins across the season, including another emotional Jason Richards Memorial Trophy victory in Supercars' final visit to Pukekohe as well as a second Bathurst triumph alongside Garth Tander and claim his 3rd Supercars Championship before the season finale. In 2023, Shane surpassed 500 Supercars Race Starts and claimed another Bathurst 1000 Victory, this time with Richie Stanaway.

In the middle of the year, Shane headed to the US for a Wild-card race in NASCAR with Trackhouse Racing's Project 91 Entry, which had hosted Kimi Raikonen a few months prior. In the first street race for NASCAR, Shane took it to some of the best drivers in the world on the streets of Chicago, topping the single practice session, qualifying third and going onto win the Race, making the first time in 60 years a NASCAR debutant had won their first race in the Cup series. Shane went back for another NASCAR event with Trackhouse at Indianapolis, qualified 8th and finished 10th in only his second ever Cup Race, only a day after he finished 19th in his Truck and oval debut at the nearby Indianapolis Raceway Park.

In 2024, Shane is a developmental driver for Trackhouse Racing, competing in various race series with partner teams, including a full Xfinity Season with Kaulig Racing and driving in 7 Cup Series events.