Former Formula One driver and 2009 world champion Jenson Button will make his NASCAR Cup Series race debut this weekend in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Button will make his debut in the No.15 Rick WAre Racing Chevrolet with Mobil 1 Racing, the first of his three planned races this season.
Looking ahead to the race this weekend, Button commented saying:
“Obviously, racing a Cup car is very different than what I’m used to. “But I just get excited about that new challenge, and when I throw myself into something, I am 100% in.”
The 43-year-old driver has won 15 races in 306 career Formula One starts. His final start came in 2017, and his last full-time F1 season was in 2016.