Kimi Räikkönen will return to reacing. The Finn announced that he will return from retirement to race as a driver in the Nascar Cup Series after a year of inactivity. Räikkönen wil drive a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Team Truckhouse, owned by singer Pitbull and former racer Justin Marks.
Luckily, the wait won´t be long. The date setted for the racers great comeback is August 21at the Watkins Glen racetrack in New York.
This team, which is one of the most important in the Nascar series, has Mexican driver Daniel Suárez. He is part of “Proyect 91”, wich pretends to include racers from other categories to the program.
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2021 was the last time Kimi Räikkönen got into a car to race and he did it with the Alfa Romeo team. He didn’t do so well with the team, but his legacy as F1 champion in 2007 with Ferrari remains intact.
Given this, the Finn was very happy and excited about this stage in his career as a professional driver.
“We had a lot of conversations about it, talking about how everything would work, where the race would be and all sorts of things. It’s a race, so it made sense for all of us as a family. Obviously it’s a new car and I’ve never been to that track, but I’m confident we can do well,” he declared the media.