Published on May 24th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith0
Raikkonen To Make N’Wide Debut At Charlotte
Before Saturday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch indicated that his team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, could not field a car for Kimi Raikkonen in the Top Gear 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte because his team is not licensed for that series.
He said that if Raikkonen wanted to race in that series this weekend, it would need to be with another team. Raikkonen was approved to race in the series prior to the CWTS race at Charlotte.
Following Raikkonen’s 15th-place finish in his first Trucks series start, it appears now that KBM has found a way to field a Toyota Camry for him in the N’Wide series race at Charlotte.
Raikkonen will pilot a car built by KBM with owner’s points coming from Joe Nemechek’s NEMCO Motorsports team, which is currently 19th in the standings.
NEMCO will provide the crew, with additional support from KBM. NEMCO will also provide the transporter, equipment, and a backup car.