Former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen has just signed to join NASCAR this year in the United States.

According to media sources, he will be racing with the new ICE1 Racing team in the Truck series before moving on to the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series by this summer. As quoted by him recently on a recent media interview “I have been following it for a long time. I know, it’s a very tough and open, top racing series. I just love the American spirit of racing. It feels just great to get involved with that. Obviously, it will be very challenging and great fun for me.”

He is now joining the ranks of former F1 drivers like Juan Pablo Montoya to race stock cars in ovals, which is actually good should he continues to be a passionate racing driver. Also, he still continues to participate in 8 rounds of the WRC via his ICE1 Racing team with a Citroen DS3.

From driving at twisty terrains in dirt or tarmac, to speeding 300kmh in ovals in close quarter’s racing, 2011 should be a eventful year for Raikonnen’s racing career.

[SOURCE: AutoSports]

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