Former Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen says he believes that this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series outing at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas, will be tricky but that he hopes to have a solid race and hopes the team can continue to improve throughout the weekend.
The Iceman made his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen last August, and although he was competitive in the race, he ultimately retired from the event.
Raikkonen has plenty of experience competing at the Circuit Of The Americas, having raced here in Formula One and took victory for Ferrari in 2018. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Raikkonen said:
“Last year was a great experience. “Unfortunately, the result wasn’t what we were looking for because we got caught up in a wreck, but that’s part of racing. I am excited to have another go and hopefully we will stay out of any big issues. This will be tricky for sure, but the further we go in the weekend the easier it gets. At least I have an idea of how we can approach the weekend. I think we did a good job last year. Is the car going to give us a better result? I don’t know, I hope so.”
The Iceman is back in the No.91 TrackHouse Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.