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PostPosted: 07 May 2011, 19:35  
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Also, Hamilton's NASCAR car at the wheel


06.05.2011


Kimi Raikkonen is known to be participating in this year to a few NASCAR-series competition. Now even Lewis Hamilton announced a seated behind the wheel of NASCAR cars before the end of 2011.

More specifically, Hamilton jumps NASCAR 14 game spending June, two days in Canada, after the F1 race. The venue will be the North American Watkins Glen race track.

- I've got my life to drive a wide range of racing cars, but now appears to me the first time the chance to drive the NASCAR car, Hamilton is looking forward.

NASCAR champion Testing Hamilton's running game

Next month's theme is convertible cars. NASCAR champion Tony Stewart released his own running game is Hamilton, who in turn loan the F1 car Steward. Barter trade has enabled the men's oily sponsor Mobil 1

- We will open the event with an excellent opportunity to compare these two series together. Watkins Glen is in turn tallillemme merkityksekäs track, because there sure McLaren in 1974, Emerson Fittipaldi will first world championship, Hamilton times.

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PostPosted: 11 May 2011, 17:45  
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TRUCKS: Much Anticipation Surrounding Raikkonen Debut

History will be made as Kimi Raikkonen becomes the first F1 champion to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway...

Posted May 11, 2011 | Concord, NC

Fans in attendance at the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will have a chance to witness history as 2007 Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen will make his NASCAR debut, May 20, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will mark the first time in the speedway's 52-year history that a former champion from Formula One, arguably the top open-wheeled series in the world, will compete in a NASCAR event.

The 31-year-old Finnish driver follows in the footsteps of world champions Mario Andretti, Jimmy Clark and Jacques Villeneuve as the only Formula One champions to ever make the transition to NASCAR.

While Andretti competed at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was 11 years before he captured the Formula One crown in 1978. Villeneuve won the title in 1997, then went on to compete in 13 NASCAR races across the top three national touring series, but never tested his skills at Charlotte. Clark won two championships in 1963 and 1965, but only made the trip over to the United States for one race at Rockingham Speedway in 1967.

Raikkonen, who is considered to be one of the top drivers in the world, left Formula One and the iconic Ferrari factory team after the 2009 season and has been competing in the World Rally Championship since that time. Now he has teamed up with one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR, Kyle Busch, at Kyle Busch Motorsports.

"We're honored that Kimi has chosen to start his career in NASCAR with us," Busch said earlier this year. "Adding one of the most talented drivers in the world is a continuation of building a team of proven winners and champions at KBM."

Adding to the intrigue of the international star coming over from Europe is the fact that he hand-picked Charlotte Motor Speedway for his first race.

"He was adamant about Charlotte and running that race. It will be good for him to get his feet wet," said Busch.

http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/truck ... car-debut/
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PostPosted: 11 May 2011, 17:53  
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Salo: I'll join Kimi in NASCAR

Wednesday, 11 May, 2011


The former F1 driver Mika Salo will join his compatriot Kimi Räikkönen in the NASCAR series. Salo spoke to the Finnish news paper Turun Sanomat about his plans.

- This year it's finally going to happen. We had negotiations for who knows how long. We made progress little by little and now it seems by the end of July I'll take part in the truck series, Salo suggested.

By then Räikkönen will most likely have been promoted to a higher series, so chances are the two Finns won't compete against each other.

Salo has faith in Räikkönen

Mika Salo follows Räikkönen's NASCAR career that is about to take off with
great interest.

- Kimi will also move on in his NASCAR career just as fast [as in F1].

For Räikkönen's first race Salo has one piece of advice.

- The most important thing is to finish the race, Salo tips Räikkönen.

Mika Salo has several years of experience of driving in the US. He, among other things, participated in the American Le Mans series, where he took the title in the GT2 class in 2007.

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PostPosted: 12 May 2011, 19:12  
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 Post subject: Re: The Kimi Nascar Monster Cool Lounge
PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 10:12  
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Kimi Raikkonen NASCAR debut in the May 20

Well it seems that the news will gradually taking shape. After announcing on Tuesday that Kimi Raikkonen wanted to participate in NASCAR, today we tell you the date you first set foot in the circuits of the American category. Apparently May 20th is the day in the Finn in the Truck Series debut at the Charlotte track.

Although no details are known about the project, and has even returned to rumors about the possibility that Kimi between sponsored by Red Bull , which already has a team in the Sprint Cup, but the assumption that more is heard is that do within their own squad. We will see that this is given the category, but it certainly has piqued the curiosity of the fans to the east and across the pond.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kimi Nascar Monster Cool Lounge
PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 12:47  
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Racing roundup: NASCAR awaits Kimi


WEEKEND HEADLINES:

1. Matt Kenseth off to great NASCAR start

2. Kimi’s NASCAR debut coming Friday

3. Rain stops Indy practice; Canadian results

Kimi Raikkonen to make NASCAR debut

Almost lost in the shuffle of the weekend’s racing, and still only getting a 15-second mention here or a brief mention there, is the fact that Kimi Raikkonen will be making his NASCAR debut this Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a NASCAR Camping World Series pickup truck race.

That’s right. You did not read that incorrectly.

Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 World Driving Champion, will race a truck for Kyle Busch’s team at Charlotte on Friday night and, if you’re interested, you can watch him either acquit himself as you would expect an F1 champion to do, or else make a fool of himself.

It could go either way.

Kyle Busch has been quoted as saying that he’s honoured Raikkonen chose his team for his NASCAR debut and that the ex-F1 star was "adamant" about running his first race at Charlotte.

I suppose it makes sense. If you’ve never done this sort of thing before – as was the case with another ex-F1 champ, our own Jacques Villeneuve – then the truck series is a good entry point. The trucks are built for safety and don’t go as fast as the Nationwide or Sprint Cup racing cars.

And since next weekend is the All-Star Weekend in Charlotte,, why shouldn’t a star take centre stage Friday night while all the other stars of NASCAR are also in town for their race Saturday.

I suggest Raikkonen will probably keep a low profile and drive to survive. If he makes it to the finish without crashing – a trick whenever the trucks race – he’ll consider it a success and start plotting a career change.

If he doesn’t finish, and doesn’t enjoy himself (as in, he’s piled up or winds up in one), it’s quite possible he’ll chalk it up to experience and move on back to Europe.

Whichever, it will be fun to watch. The truck race can be seen on SPEED Friday night at 8 o’clock.


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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 14:51  
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"World Driving Champion"? :blink:
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 Post subject: Re: The Kimi Nascar Monster Cool Lounge
PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 15:14  
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Thanks lui :hug:
Friday at 8 PM, it means 2 AM here :(
Will there be something before the race? Practice or qualifying?
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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 15:43  
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Thanks lui :hug:
Friday at 8 PM, it means 2 AM here :(
Will there be something before the race? Practice or qualifying?

Well I'm looking at the Speed tv schedule and there's definitely practice and qualifying....
http://www.speedtv.com/programs/filter/category/73/P0/

We'll see what times they are going to be shown :)
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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 15:50  
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Thanks lui :hug:
Friday at 8 PM, it means 2 AM here :(
Will there be something before the race? Practice or qualifying?

Well I'm looking at the Speed tv schedule and there's definitely practice and qualifying....
http://www.speedtv.com/programs/filter/category/73/P0/

We'll see what times they are going to be shown :)


thanks sleen, it means lots of Kimi this week :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 15:51  
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Ok, so this looks like the schedule on Friday:

9:30AM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
4:00PM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
8:00PM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

http://www.speedtv.com/schedule/filter/date/2011-5-20

And we can most probably see a stream on http://www.vipbox.tv/
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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 15:54  
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sleenster wrote:
Ok, so this looks like the schedule on Friday:

9:30AM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
4:00PM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
8:00PM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

http://www.speedtv.com/schedule/filter/date/2011-5-20

And we can most probably see a stream on http://www.vipbox.tv/


I hope we can see it :pray:
thanks a lot :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 18:06  
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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 18:17  
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Thanks sleen for the info.

It would be great fun.

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PostPosted: 16 May 2011, 18:21  
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sleenster wrote:
Ok, so this looks like the schedule on Friday:

9:30AM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
4:00PM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
8:00PM ET (local time) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

http://www.speedtv.com/schedule/filter/date/2011-5-20

And we can most probably see a stream on http://www.vipbox.tv/

I won't be able to stay awake so late ::oops:;
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