Former Formulation 1 world champion Jenson Button will race in three Nascar Cup Collection conferences this yr.
The 43-year-old Briton, who gained the 2009 title, will make his debut within the inventory automobile sequence in Texas on 26 March.
Button may also participate within the inaugural Chicago Avenue Race on 2 July and compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Street Course on 13 August.
“An important factor for me is to take pleasure in it,” mentioned Button, who gained 15 grands prix throughout a 17-year F1 profession.
Button’s first Nascar race will happen on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on the finish of this month the place he’ll drive a Mobil 1 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing.
Since retiring from F1 in 2017 Button has loved success in different motorsport arenas, profitable the 2018 Tremendous GT Championship and likewise competing in endurance races including the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“I really like that problem of driving new issues,” Button added. “Each time an ex-F1 driver will get in a inventory automobile today, they wrestle initially.
“It takes some time for them to stand up to hurry, so I do not anticipate to be proper on the entrance right away. However I am not simply doing it for enjoyable in some one-off.
“I need to be aggressive, and I do know that to be aggressive it will take a little bit of time. That is why doing these three races works very properly this season.”