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Former F1 champ Villeneuve to make NASCAR bid

Former F1 champ Villeneuve to make NASCAR bid

Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve is heading back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to try and qualify for NASCAR's race next week.
Villeneuve will attempt to qualify the Toyota for Braun Racing in NASCAR's annual Cup visit to the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) oval on July 25.
Villeneuve drove for Braun Racing in the second-tier Nationwide Series race at Road America last month, qualifying second and leading three laps before an electrical problem late in the race relegated him to 25th.
The 39-year-old Canadian won the Indianapolis 500 and the CART season championship in 1995 while driving for Team Green. He then moved on to F1, winning the points championship in 1997.
Villeneuve hasn't raced full-time on any circuit since 2005. He's bounced around several NASCAR series for the last five years and has made two Cup starts, both in 2007.


Updated : 2021-04-15 17:04 GMT+08:00