Jamie Whincup was evicted from his home state of Queensland after crossing the border with a freight pass following the Bathurst 1000.
The Courier Mail reported that Whincup was initially able to cross the border between New South Wales and Queensland without quarantining due to the fact he was driving a team truck.
However, when he arrived in Queensland he and the other staff members who had crossed the borders were informed by authorities they could either leave the state or go into mandatory hotel quarantine.
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They opted to return to Kingscliff where other Queensland-based Supercars drivers and team members are currently staying.
Whincup said the police at first did not have a problem with it before backflipping a few hours later.
Triple Eight boss Ronald Dane told the Courier Mail he was left confused as to why they were picked out.
“We had seven people who came back across the border on F passes – as everyone is doing every day with commercial freight,” he said.
“One of those was Jamie Whincup, who is a heavy goods vehicle driver, has been for many years, and is a part-owner of the business.
“He was kind enough to volunteer to drive a truck back and forth because we were taking one more truck than we normally would.
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“The fact is, the trucks came back legitimately on F passes driven by heavy vehicle drivers, of which Jamie is one, in the way in which trucks are coming through every minute of every hour.
“All we’ve done is comply with the regulations. I don’t understand why we have been picked out in this when there are plenty of other trucks that have gone to Bathurst and come back to Queensland.”
There is an exemption for freight movements entering Queensland which states: “Freight and logistics operators will not be required to quarantine for 14 days in a government nominated hotel, unless directed to do so by an Emergency Officer (Public Health), for example, due to a breach of the QLD Freight Protocol or another public health reason.”
“Task Force Sierra Linnet detectives are currently investigating the alleged return of a number of Queensland residents that had attended the Bathurst 1000 sporting event on the weekend of 17-18 October, 2020,” read a statement from Queensland Police to the Courier Mail.