The 2008 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was the twelfth running of the Australian 1000 race, first held after the organisational split over the Bathurst 1000 that occurred in 1997. It was the 52nd race tracing its lineage back to the 1960 Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island.
|Date||9 - 12 October 2008|
|Location||Bathurst, New South Wales|
|Course||Mount Panorama Circuit
|Distance||161 laps, 1000 km|
The race, which was the tenth round of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, was held on the weekend of 9-12 October at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst.
Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and the TeamVodafone won the race for the third year in succession, the first 'three-peat' of Bathurst 1000 wins since 1984 when it was achieved by Lowndes' mentor, Peter Brock and present day Jack Daniel's Racing team principal, Larry Perkins for the Holden Dealer Team.