Project 91 wants to get drivers from different areas of racing to race in NASCAR’s highest level. Last year they chose Raikkonen to race at Watkins Glen and they plan on getting six to eight drivers this year who will mostly focus on road courses.
Raikkonen finished in 29th place at the Austin Circuit of the Americas race on Sunday, after he had been doing really well and was up to 4th position. The next race is going to be held in Sonoma, and last year’s competition was won by Trackhouse and its driver Daniel Suarez. However, Marks didn’t want to let out who would be part of his team for this race!
Marks told SiriusXM that Project 91 will race more this year. They have also found a great sponsor for it and are making plans for exciting announcements about the program. It’s going to be really neat!
Someone with a very different experience from NASCAR will join in a Cup race. This person has not raced much in the US but is likely to surprise the competition. Kimi Raikkonen might return for more races later on and posted about his last for the moment, saying it was a fun experience that didn’t finish great – he’s hoping to be back next time!
Shane van Gisbergen and Riley F1Flows were pictured by Alexander Trienitz.
Shane van Gisbergen Looks To Conquer a New Circuit – NASCAR Racing!
Shane van Gisbergen, who is a 3-time winner of Supercars racing, talked to Marks about participating in the Project 91. This year Shane switched over to use the Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro for Australia’s premier series of races so it makes sense that he would drive in Cup using this type of car.
Van Gisbergen said that he would love to take part in a NASCAR race. However, it depends on his schedule and how well it fits with other races he has to attend. He is interested in going to more street-circuit racing like the one coming up at Chicago which will be held from July 1st to the 2nd. Van Gisbergen thinks this type of racing suits him best.
Van Gisbergen has had some race experience in America with Porsche, Mercedes, and Lexus GTD cars competing in IMSA SportsCar Championship competitions which were held at Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen. He said that it would be helpful for him if everyone was learning a new track together too!
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