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Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Bram Hengeveld, Dec 30, 2009.
The central NASCAR 2010 thread for all your news, rumors, and race reports
Well we can start with some old news for 2010
Danica Patrick participating in a couple of Nationwide races, driving for Jr motorsport
Nelsinho Piquet has revealed he will be racing in NASCAR this year after giving up on landing a Formula 1 drive. The Brazilian, who has been involved in the 'crashgate' affair after leaving the Renault F1 team during the 2009 season, did not confirm in which series he will race this year, but made it clear it will be in NASCAR, meaning it will be either the Truck, the Nationwide or the Sprint Cup series.
Piquet tested a NASCAR truck from the Red Horse Racing team in October last year and is expected to test again this month.
"I have spent the last few months carefully evaluating my options for this year," Piquet wrote on his website. "I had to choose a path and it was a difficult decision to make.
"Being successful in Formula 1 was always my goal but I have learnt that happiness is just as important as ambition and after my first 18 months in F1 did not go as planned I have decided to focus on something different and have chosen to take a route in America.
"NASCAR is hugely challenging and nobody has ever come in as an outsider before and gone on to win it - it will be the ultimate challenge.
"I will let you know more details on the exact programme soon."
He added: "This will be an awesome new challenge for me, and a healthy one. I have always been open to new challenges and I will be putting everything I have into this. I have found a good group of people that are really willing to help me in my career and I am grateful that they are there for me.
"I think it will be a positive environment and a good life experience. I am sure this year is going to be fantastic and I am very excited at the prospect of my future.I will miss Europe and all the friends I have there but I will always have my successes there to be proud of.
"I am sure I'll still do some racing in Europe as I have a lot of ambitions in my life, one of which has always been to win the Le Mans 24 Hours."
Enough tracks to park your car in the wall with NASCAR (sorry, too easy :tongue
maybe he will do well and finaly stay away from the walls ..... ok one can dream eh?
LOL guys, you where to fast and now my joke will be not funny anymore. The wall/piquet conbination makes it easy.
lol if he runs at daytona he will be at the wall (whether he likes it or not ) overal I don't think he will last....unless he starts at the bottom of the classes
He should come and play Arca with us. (Back it down Yellow flag)
Would be a good training for him though. Getting familiair with the tracks and the handling of the car.
Imagine if Flavio now got a job in NASCAR......
Atleast in NASCAR you can crash a car, and easily blame it on the camber, tyres or opponents
I can ear his spotter:
- Wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side, wall on right side...
Don't know where to really put this article/news. But I find it a pretty interesting news in this time of economic crisis and teams (nascar and non nascar, f1 etc) cutting back.
In the busy preperation for the daytona 500 in the upcomming weeks, a team has put some time to help out in the aid for Haiti (as all of you most likely know by know).
Hendrik Motorsport have lend a helping hand with sending their planes down to Haiti, with physicians on board and came back with orphans for the family back in US
read the whole story here
after the Rolex 24 hours, speedweeks is continuing this weekend with the qualification for the Daytona 500, The Bud Shootout race and the ARCA race...all of this happening on this Saturday
well yesterday was interesting
during practice of the Daytona Shootout, 7 cars got into an accident in which some of them most likely will go into their backup car
now hopefully they don't destroy that car, else they are screwed
So NASCAR starts next week?
NASCAR is the second auto racing that starts it's 2010 season already, or actually 3rd, considering ARCA will race race nr 1 tomorrow and the endurance that was raced 1 week ago