The NASCAR Cup Series had a record number of countries represented in a single race this past weekend at Watkins Glen, with seven nationalities involved, including former F1 drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Daniil Kvyat.

This number could have been higher, both in the number of ‘foreigners’ and former F1 drivers, with the presence of Tarso Marques. Originally, the driver was to start eight Cup races this year, including Watkins Glen.

At Interlagos during the GT Sprint Race weekend, Marques updated his situation with the Stange Racing team, given the inquiries of NASCAR fans in Brazil who would like to see a Brazilian driver in Cup Series once again.

“The team is completely late with everything,” Tarso told to “I knew it was going to be hard, honestly I didn’t think they were going to have things ready for July like they thought they were, and they’re still a long way from being ready. The idea was to do some races this year, to make the team work and for next year to try to do something more right.”


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