NASCAR » Kimi Raikkonen runs in Nationwide practice

After several days of refusing to confirm or deny whether he would make his Nationwide Series d├ębut this weekend, Kimi finally breaks his silence - and hits the track.

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Marybeth - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 1:46 AM

Kimi's crew chief, Rick Ren, also his cc last weekend in the truck race, said that he is impressed with Kimi's from last week to this week. When asked by a reporter, Bob Dillner I believe, what he had learned from last weekend to this weekend, Kimi said, 'to know how the weekend works'. Things are coming along. :)

OZFan - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 12:28 PM

Yaum, boooooring.
I used to like the guy, but all those series switches are becoming increasingly boring.
After his Sprint Cup debut, what direction is he going to turn to? Australian V8? DTM? NHRA's Top Fuel?
I say that he should make his mind and concentreate his efforts into one series.

ZeppoM - Unregistered

May 28, 2011 11:24 AM

But he is committed. He is committed to WRC this year. He is not driving in Argentina where WRC is now because of cost (he is not driving for Citroen's factory team). If he were he wouldn't be in Charlotte. He has no exact plans for year 2012. It could be staying in WRC or returning to F1 or maybe NASCAR.

So he is interested in NASCAR and wants to try how it feels. Originally he made a deal for 3 maybe 5 Truck races. Now he probably has used the budget for first 3 races in 1 Truck and 1 Nationwide race and smashing Gordon's Cup car. He had a change to try different NASCAR cars and he took it. What's wrong about that.

According Autosport he already could have made a NASCAR deal for 2012 but he didn't. At last March he said NASCAR is a very tough and a top racing series. So he wants to first see if he is any good at it before making decisions. I hope he gets a car and sponsors to try in Sonoma.

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