Kimi Raikkonen he still wants to run and will run again in a few weeks (March 26) at COTA in Austin for the stage of 2023 NASCAR Cup Series. Ferrari’s last Formula One world champion, who withdrew from the top international racing series at the end of 2021, therefore decided to make a second attempt at NASCAR after participating in the Watkins Glen event last year.
In that event, Ice Man showed good competition, he found himself in the eighth place before the accident that put him out of the race and also caused him a slight injury to his wrist. Finn will again be behind the wheel of one Chevrolet Camaro (number 91) with the Trackhouse Racing team, but this time on the track he knows very well.
“I had a great time at NASCAR. There was a lot to learn in a short time, but everyone was very open and the competition was a great challenge. This time I will be running on a track I know well, so the learning curve won’t be as steep. I want to have fun, but also do my best.” announces Raikkonen.
“I’m sure there are many drivers who would like to have a chance to try NASCAR. It’s not that easy, but maybe the doors will open in the future to have more chances to try to get more Europeans in the sport.“, adds the 43-year-old Finn.
Enthusiastic Justin Marks, co-owner of Trackhouse: “When we announced Kimi last year, I said he was the global superstar I had in mind when we were creating Project 91. I think you’ve seen the reception from fans around the world and Kimi’s performance in the car has been proof of concept. Kimi’s following is huge and it’s great for NASCAR, Trackhouse and I think Kimi really loves our racing“.