First, it was Kimi Raikkonen. Now could Jenson Button be the next Formula 1 world champion to try out NASCAR?
Last year, Raikkonen tried his hand at the NASCAR Cup Series in a one-off with Trackhouse Racing Team at Watkins Glen International. It was part of Trackhouse’s PROJECT91 program to get international drivers in Cup.
On Sunday (Feb. 26), Frontstretch caught up with Button, who is attending the NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway with his son. He was also in attendance for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum three weeks ago.
Button was asked whether or not he would be interested in ever driving in a NASCAR race.
“On an oval, no, probably not,” Button told Frontstretch. “… But maybe you‘ll see me in a race someday soon, probably on a road course.”
Button won the F1 championship back in 2009 and was announced as a part of NASCAR’s and Hendrick Motorsports‘ Garage 56 initiative last month. He will pilot the team’s highly modified Chevrolet Camaro alongside Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
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