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Raikkonen to compete in NASCAR
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Kimi Raikkonen will make a move to NASCAR this year, the Finn joining the series with a new team, as Turun Sanomat newspaper reports.

Kimi will be racing with the new ICE1 Racing team in the Truck series before moving on to the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series.

He is expected to join the championship from this summer, although no dates are yet confirmed.

"I'm really looking forward to get there to familiarise to the world of NASCAR," Kimi said.

Raikkonen will be joining forces with Foster Gillett, who will be a major partner of the team, having worked with Richard Petty Motorsport in NASCAR last year.

"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."

According to the Finnish newspaper, the negotiations about which car the ICE1 Racing team will run are about to be completed.

Raikkonen will continue to compete in the World Rally Championship this year, where he has a deal for eight events.

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