Kimi Raikkonen Will Run In The Camping World Truck Series

The ex F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen is going to run a limited schedule in the Camping World Truck Series for the Kyle Busch Motorsports team this year. His debut will occur on May 20th in the N.C. Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway as the teammate of owner Kyle Busch.

As a reminder, Kimi spent nine years in F1 and he managed to win 18 races, finished 62 of the races on the podium and in 2007 he grabbed the title. He left the sport in 2009 and participated with his own team – ICE 1 Racing, in the World Rally Championship (WRC), which I’m sure that you know, he didn’t break any records, only his car, several times.

His debut in the Camping World Truck Series will be the first step in what he hopes will be a successful transition from open-wheel and rallying to the exciting world of NASCAR, which is something that another former F1 driver did. We are talking about Juan Pablo Montoya back in 2007.

I’m eager to find out if Kimi is going to do a better job in this competition. My hope is that one day he will get back where he belongs – in Formula 1 (for Ferrari, preferably).

Source: Kyle Busch Motorsports via Autoblog | Image: Gepa Pictures/McKlein/Red Bull Content Pool

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