The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion will make his first-ever NASCAR racing start in its premier Cup Series later this month at Austin‘s Circuit of the Americas, driving for Rick Ware Racing in a Ford Mustang provided by Stewart-Haas Racing.

As long as the three races — which also include the inaugural Chicago Street Race in July and the Indianapolis Road Course in August — go well, Button says he is open to expanding his NASCAR experience to the ovals.

“I think we all knew that an oval wouldn‘t be a good idea,” he said of his NASCAR Cup racing debut on FOX‘s RaceHub show. “I would love to do an oval but it‘s another skillset altogether. That‘s something that maybe I could do in the future, if I like the car and the series, maybe it‘s a possibility.”


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