Button available to NASCAR oval racing if Cup Series getaways work out

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

As long as the 3 races– which likewise consist of the inaugural Chicago Street Race in July and the Indianapolis Road Course in August– work out, Button states he is open to broadening his NASCAR experience to the ovals.

” I believe all of us understood that an oval would not be an excellent concept,” he stated of his NASCAR Cup racing launching on FOX’s RaceHub program. “I would enjoy to do an oval however it’s another skillset completely. That’s something that possibly I might carry out in the future, if I like the vehicle and the series, perhaps it’s a possibility.”

When asked by Motorsport.com if having Mobil and Stewart-Haas included made his imagine racing in a future Daytona 500 more practical, Button responded: “It is. For me, it’s not almost driving a racing cars and truck– it’s a racing cars and truck. It’s really various to what I’m utilized to, you get to grips with it gradually, it’s the racing that’s a lot harder.

” Having vehicles all around you, having your spotter informing you who’s where, a great deal of the time you’re stuck in the middle and you can’t truly do much. It’s simply a various kind of racing, which’s the bit that would take a while.

” I might go and drive on an oval, sure it would require time, however I ‘d get to grips with it– definitely a track like Daytona where it’s flat the entire method around. It’s when you put other automobiles into the formula and the preparing, the pressing– it’s a lot to find out.

” Doing that in the Cup Series most likely isn’t the very best method, like me leaping in a Cup vehicle at Daytona. It would be much better for me to get in a lower classification initially to acquire a little experience that method.”

Jenson Button, Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang

Photo by: True Speed PR

Button stated what occurs after these races is totally open, with sponsor Mobil the driving force behind the job.

” It’s all to efficiency after that, isn’t it?” stated Button. “The factor I’ve got this drive is since of what I’ve done formerly, and my relationship with Mobil 1, however if they do not work out then that does not indicate much for my potential customers of getting a drive in 2024 for a complete season.

” If I like the champion, if I like the automobile and believe it’s enjoyable and pleasurable, and I can be competitive, there’s constantly that possibility.

” And the circuits we’ve selected exercise actually well, they’re the ideal trio. COTA I understand, no one has actually driven at Chicago– driving among these around a street course sounds nuts– so it’s the very same for everyone. At Indy, it’s various to the track I’m utilized to, however has a few of the exact same corners.”


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