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Raikkonen 15th in debut: Nationwide next?

Now he had, what was the verdict? "The racing was fun, it's a new thing. But too many cautions," he said, adding that everytime he got the handling where he wanted it, a caution would come out and he would have to start all over again.

"Actually it was more fun than I expected, the racing," said Raikkonen. "For sure there's still a lot to learn and improve but I think we didn't have any major issues so it was okay."

Afterwards there seemed to be a big hint of a major twist in the tale regarding Raikkonen's Great American Adventure, with hints that Kimi might be moving more quickly into the next NASCAR series up than expected.

Raikkonen let slip that he hoped to run in a Nationwide car at the same venue next week - "We'll see", he told the reporters when asked about the chance - but Kyle Busch had been evasive when questioned on the point.

"We don't have a Nationwide Series license [at Kyle Busch Motorsports], and our crew guys aren't licensed for the Nationwide Series or anything," Busch said. "It would have to be with somebody else."

So what's that Nationwide series Toyota doing in the KBM garage?

"I don't own it," Busch said. "You'll find out next week."



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Juice - Unregistered

May 21, 2011 3:16 PM

Even though I'm not really a NASCAR fan, I decided to watch it. The hick commentators kept praising him which was a good thing. Piquet Jr had a great run also, he was at one point in 2nd place. It was also good seeing JPM talking with him.

dellortodiagonale

May 21, 2011 11:11 AM

It's difficult to act as a WRC or a NASCAR driver. It takes skill, will power, humbleness and above all time, even if you have been a good F1 driver. I don't expect any short term wins neither in rallies nor on the ovals. But will Raikkonen have persistance and baking?



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