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Raikkonen paying $100,000 for every outing?

6 April 2011

Kimi Raikkonen will reportedly pay USD $100,000 for every race that he enters with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

At the weekend, it was confirmed that the former F1 World Champion has signed a deal to compete in 'between three-to-five races' in a KBM Toyota Tundra, fitting the outings in around his World Rally Championship commitments with the ICE 1 Racing Team and making his debut in next month's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway [see separate story – click here].

Raikkonen first tested his new toy around the half-mile Gresham Motorsports Park oval in Jefferson, Georgia on Monday, and according to Rue Frontenac, the 31-year-old Finn will have to pay USD $100,000 every time he competes.

The Canadian publication added that the 18-time grand prix-winner's plan is to 'pay for some truck races to raise interest and get a sponsorship budget for the Nationwide Series and possibly the Sprint Cup'.


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