Raikkonen to try NASCAR

Former F1 World Champ and current World Rally Championship driver Kimi Raikkonen will be competing in the in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

Raikkonen will be racing for Kyle Busch Motorsports for between three and five races, depending on his WRC timetable. The Kyle Busch Motorsports team won ten of their 25 races last season.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to start my venture into NASCAR with Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Raikkonen said.

“Kyle is one of the best in NASCAR, and being able to draw on his knowledge will be a valuable asset as I make my transition to a new form of racing. He has put together an experienced team that builds fast race trucks.

“I look forward to being a part of a team that has proven to be a winner on and off the race track.”