David Reynolds will continue to race for Erebus Motorsport until the end of 2029 at least after signing a 10-year extraordinary agreement with the Holden team.
The winner of the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, out of contract, would have to sign a new agreement with the Melbourne team, even if the contractual talks had seen him emerge as an unlikely player in the silly season.
However, Reynolds put the suggestions in place to move elsewhere by accepting what is believed to be the longest contract in Supercar history, actually seeing the 34-year-old stay on the team for the rest of his full-time career.
It is not known whether the new agreement contains exit clauses.
The news assures that Penrite Racing will join DJR Team Penske and Triple Eight in fielding an array of drivers unchanged next year, having already redesigned the young pistol Anton De Pasquale.
"I am excited to re-sign with Erebus Motorsport, and this is something very special for me and the team," said Reynolds.
"It gives me good security and I can concentrate on my work and do the best for my team.
"You do long-term business with long-term people and I am here for the long haul; I will stay as long as possible.
"I never thought of leaving, it was just understanding what we were signing and I found the best home for me."
After joining the team in 2016, Reynolds was a key player in helping Erebus become true contenders in the league, scoring four wins out of 17 podiums to date.
Team CEO Barry Ryan states that the duration of the agreement shows the commitment of Reynolds and the team.
"Confirming that David will stay with us in the long term is great news, and something we're really proud of," said Ryan.
"Both Erebus and Dave believe one in the other; we can feel a sense of security simply based on the duration of the term and on the commitment shown.
"Dave has excellent driving skills, but he also brought a very calm nature to our team, which can be very important in sometimes stressful sports, such as motorsport.
"We have achieved a lot together, but at the same time we still feel much more to prove.
"Dave and Anton have proven to be excellent teammates and have helped push each other and our team has moved on.
"If we had them locked up for the third season together, we could go to the track and go to every event with history on our side, which only improves performance."
The news comes on the eve of ITM Auckland SuperSprint with Reynolds heading to New Zealand, sixth in the championship standings.