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F1 Champ Jenson Button Interested in NASCAR Road Courses

First, it was Kimi Raikkonen. Now could Jenson Button be the next Formula 1 world champion to try out NASCAR?

Last year, Raikkonen tried his hand at the NASCAR Cup Series in a one-off with Trackhouse Racing Team at Watkins Glen International. It was part of Trackhouse’s PROJECT91 program to get international drivers in Cup.

On Sunday (Feb. 26), Frontstretch caught up with Button, who is attending the NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway with his son. He was also in attendance for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum three weeks ago.

Button was asked whether or not he would be interested in ever driving in a NASCAR race.

“On an oval, no, probably not,” Button told Frontstretch. “… But maybe you’ll see me in a race someday soon, probably on a road course.”

See also
Drivers Reminisce on Past Events, Racing of Auto Club's 2-Mile Configuration

Button won the F1 championship back in 2009 and was announced as a part of NASCAR’s and Hendrick Motorsports’ Garage 56 initiative last month. He will pilot the team’s highly modified Chevrolet Camaro alongside Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

About the author

Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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Chris hughes

Very interested to see any opportunities button may or may not get!!! Great article

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