"I've seen the story," he said, "But he has not told me personally whether he'll do it or not." Just because Raikkonen's name was included on the entry list did not mean that the decision had been made, he continued. "There's a car and team ready to go, but Kimi himself has not yet committed.
"It's up to Kimi whether he stays tomorrow [for more Sprint Cup runs], heads back to Finland or stays to run the Nationwide race Saturday at Charlotte."
"He's taking this whole experience day by day," Hirschfeld told ESPN
. "This is the truth: Kimi does what Kimi wants to do."