Kimi Raikkonen on speculation before his NASCAR debut: "I don't care. I do it.."

"I’m sure there’s a lot of drivers that would like to have a chance and try"

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Kimi Raikkonen on speculation before his NASCAR debut: "I don't care. I do it.."

Kimi Raikkonen is set to make his NASCAR debut at Watkins Glen..Track House Racing has serious ambitions with him. Raikkonen is satisfied with the preparation before the first race. “I think we’ve prepared as well as we could for the limited amount of anything, obviously with how the rules are…So far, it’s been great,”.

Raikkonen has no problem with taking risks. He is ready for any outcome. “I don’t see any risk. Why not? What do I have to lose? That I‘ve done bad in a NASCAR race or bad in any race? I don’t care. I do it for myself.

Good or bad result, it could happen even if I did 20 races. They all could be bad for many different races,” Kimi Raikkonen said.

Kimi Raikkonen: I don’t see anything negative

He is happy about the opportunity he got and hopes that other European drivers will get the same chance in the future.

“I don’t see anything negative. I think it’s great. But what Justin and the team are doing to give a chance to those from Europe … I’m sure there’s a lot of drivers that would like to have a chance and try, but it’s not very easy.

So maybe it opens some doors that in future there’s more chance to try to get more Europeans,” Kimi Raikkonen added. Denny Hamlin spoke a few days ago about Kimi Raikkonen and his debut. He is not too optimistic about the Finn.

“It’s a great opportunity for him and Trackhouse and whatnot, but as far as being a contender to race for the win, I don’t think that’s a possibility. Just simply because it does take time. Looking at the people who have been successful in stock cars coming from open-wheel backgrounds, it takes a long time,” Denny Hamlin said.

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