Raikkonen to drive in Nascar Cup Series
Raikkonen retired from Formula 1 last year after competing with the Sauber, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo teams. He won the F1 World Driving title in 2007 driving for Scuderia Ferrari. He will be participating as part of a program called PROJECT91 with the goal of expanding Trackhouse’s international reach by fielding a Cup entry for renowned international racing drivers.
Raikkonen previously competed in the Xfinity and Truck Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2011. “I wasn´t looking to race again, but Justin came to my home in Switzerland and convinced me how serious he was about putting together a topnotch program,” Raikkonen said in a news release Thursday. Marks said Raikkonen´s entry at Watkins Glen is the only PROJECT91 race planned for 2022, but expects more races in 2023 with additional drivers.
“Kimi Raikkonen is the driver I first had in mind when we created PROJECT91,” Marks said in a news release Thursday. Cup driver Ryan Blaney said he’s looking forward to competing against Raikkonen, saying it is great for the sport. Blaney called Raikkonen a great driver, but said he expects it will be tough for him to adjust to the new Cup cars with limited preparation time.
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