April 2, 2011
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Raikkonen will alternate between NASCAR and WRC
After days of speculation, 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed that he is to move to NASCAR in May.
Previous reports have stated that Raikkonen was to field his own squad in the NASCAR Truck Series, but he has since said that he will be driving for Kyle Busch in Charlottle on May 20.
He will continue to drive in the World Rally Championship, and will only drive for Busch in a limited number of races.
Raikkonen will get the first taste of his new machinery next week at Gresham Motorsports Park.
Busch has stated:
"We are honoured that Kimi Raikkonen, a former Formula 1 world drivers' champion and
proven winner, has chosen to start his career in NASCAR with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Adding one of the most talented drivers in the world is a continuation of building a
team of proven winners and champions at KBM. I look forward to assisting in Kimi's
transition to NASCAR as both an owner and team-mate."