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Karthikeyan looks to NASCAR

Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan is looking to revive his career with a possible switch to NASCAR.

Karthikeyan became India's first F1 driver with Jordan in 2005, but has more recently been competing in the troubled A1 GP series.

"The financial downturn caused havoc. If A1GP survives I will be there next year. It is a great championship with a lot of competition,” The Times of India quotes Karthikeyan as saying. “However, we will have to sit down and discuss the future course of action if things remain the way they are."

High on the list of those discussions looks to be NASCAR - Karthikeyan having taken part in a recent test for the Star Beast team at Daytona.

"It's a whole new ball game out there," he said. "I was lucky enough to be invited for a few [test] sessions. NASCAR racing is pure, more basic with its oval tracks and inclined speedways.

“It's a totally new experience driving heavier cars with spotters speaking to you all the time," he added.

A final decision on his future could be made as early as January 10.


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25.11.2012- Race, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112 and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
25.11.2012- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
25.11.2012- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
25.11.2012- Charlie Whiting (GBR), Race director and safety delegate and Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
24.11.2012- Qualifying, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112 and Timo Glock (GER) Marussia F1 Team MR01
24.11.2012- Qualifying, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
24.11.2012- Free Practice 3, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
24.11.2012- Free Practice 3, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
24.11.2012- Free Practice 3, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
24.11.2012- Free Practice 3, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
23.11.2012- Free Practice 2, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
18.11.2012 - Driver Parade, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT Formula 1 Team F112

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DrifterJake

December 30, 2009 4:18 PM
Last Edited 318 days ago

Predjudice of any kind showes a lack of intelligence in the individual who embraces it! In America the "rednecks" don't pretend to be anything they're not, unlike you who believe (incorrectly!) that you, somehow, are better than they! By the way Ashley, if you dislike the USA and the people that live here, you should go back to Australia! I'm sure you won't be missed!

neo - Unregistered

December 30, 2009 4:05 PM

I love how people judge someone who has driven a low performing car for a season and conclude on his abilities. Show some class people! to my eyes people like Ralf, Trulli,etc are no better than him. till this season button is nobody and with a proper car hes champion. have a happy new year folks.



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