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Raikkonen tests NASCAR Next Gen car ahead of Watkins Glen Cup debut · RaceFans

In the round-up: Kimi Raikkonen acquainted himself with a NASCAR Next Gen car at the Virginia International Raceway yesterday ahead of making his Cup series debut at Watkins Glen next weekend.

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Raikkonen tests NASCAR Cup Car ahead of debut

Kimi Raikkonen acquainted himself with a NASCAR Next Gen car at the Virginia International Raceway yesterday ahead of making his Cup series debut at Watkins Glen next weekend.

The 2007 Formula 1 world champion will race with Trackhouse Racing in the Cup Series race at Watkins Glen next weekend, his first entry in NASCAR’s premier division. Raikkonen has competed in NASCAR’s truck and grand national series during his two year hiatus away from Formula 1 across 2010 and 2011.

Raikkonen will also be racing against former F1 driver Danill Kvyat and Le Mans 24 Hour winner Mike Rockenfeller, who will also be making their NASCAR debuts in the race.

Porsche to run special Seoul Formula E livery

The Porsche Formula E Team will run a special livery for the season finale rounds at Seoul in South Korea this weekend.

Both Pascal Wehrlein and Andre Lotterer will run in a black livery with blue highlights during the double-header season finale in Seoul, to celebrate the first EPrix held in South Korea and help promote the launch of a new Tag Heuer watch.

Porsche currently sit in sixth position in the Formula E teams’ championship on 128 points, with Wehrlein in tenth and Lotterer 11th in the drivers’ standings. Stoffel Vandoorne heads into the final two races of the championship holding a 36 point lead over Mitch Evans.

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