Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Busch: WRC will help Raikkonen
Kyle Busch believes Kimi Raikkonen's rallying experience can help him have a smoother transition into NASCAR. On Saturday Kyle Busch Motorsports announced it will run Raikkonen in a limited schedule in NASCAR's Truck Series, starting in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he is set to run as team-mate to multiple NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner and former Nationwide Series champion Kyle Busch. Unlike most open-wheel drivers who have moved to NASCAR straight from either Formula 1 or IndyCars, Raikkonen comes with experience in a low-downforce, low-grip, yet high-speed environment from the World Rally Championship.