Former F1 pilot, Jacques Villeneuve, is looking for a top three finish when the NASCAR Nationwide series visits Road America this weekend. The 1997 Formula One world champion will make his first stock car start of the season in the inaugural NASCAR race on Road America's four-mile road course... [read more]

"I'm not too worried about joining halfway through the season, as it is the first road course this year and the first time ever for NASCAR to be racing at Elkhart Lake," said Villeneuve. "A lot of drivers will be learning the track. We'll be looking for a strong result this weekend hopefully a top three finish if we avoid any issues."

The French-Canadian driver has not raced at Road America since 1995, where he collected his second consecutive victory on his way to the IndyCar title.

"Returning to Road America is very exciting as it remains one of my favourite tracks," he said. "I was hoping to return one day. I have great memories of the circuit as I won both times when I raced there in Indycars. In fact, Road American in '94 was my first win in the series."

Villeneuve, who will be driving for Braun Racing, has raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series two times prior to this, at Montreal in 2008 and 2009. His best result is a fourth place finish which he collected last year.

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1 comment:

  1. If they ever make a movie of his life Christian Slater is a dead ringer for the role.

    Having Villeneuve in the field should make for a great race. He's never boring. Where's Paul Tracy to make the weekend complete?