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Max Verstappen in NASCAR: Revving Up Speculations and Excitement

Max Verstappen in NASCAR: The racing world is abuzz during the NASCAR off-season and F1’s spectacle in Las Vegas, sparking rumors of a potential crossover that’s sending shockwaves through NASCAR circles. Daniel Suarez from Trackhouse Racing and F1’s Max Verstappen have joined forces, tantalizing fans with hints of a potential collaboration.

NASCAR and F1 appear to be on a collision course—or at least that’s the speculation—prompted by the recent social media activity of Trackhouse Racing’s star driver. While wishing the F1 ace the best for the Vegas GP, Project 91’s ‘X’ handle reposted the tweet with a playful caption, suggesting a potential appearance by the Red Bull driver in NASCAR.

Amid the chatter and controversies surrounding F1’s first-ever Vegas GP, the buzz is palpable. Suarez took to his social media platform with a picture on his ‘X’ handle, extending well-wishes to the F1 champ ahead of Sunday’s street race.

Beyond their shared passion for racing, Suarez and Verstappen share a connection through Red Bull, as the latter is romantically involved with Kelly Piquet, the sister of Suarez’s future wife. This personal connection led the #99 driver to pay a visit to the three-time champion, sharing a photo online with the caption, “Good luck this weekend amigo!”

The post quickly gained internet traction, with Trackhouse Racing’s Project 91 adding to the excitement with a cryptic tweet. Reposting Suarez’s original message with an intriguing caption, Project 91 hinted at a potential appearance by the 26-year-old F1 champion in NASCAR.

Months before F1 introduced its Vegas street course, NASCAR took a bold leap by transforming the tight city lanes of Downtown Chicago into a racetrack, marking the first Cup Series race on a street course. Despite inclement weather dampening the event, the Grant Park 220 saw high viewership and an impressive finish by debutant Shane Van Gisbergen, showcasing his road racing prowess against Cup Series regulars.

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Van Gisbergen, the Kiwi Supercar champion closely linked with Trackhouse Racing, wowed spectators with his performance, courtesy of the team’s Project 91 initiative, bringing international talent to the forefront of NASCAR.

In line with these ventures, the Project 91 team’s ability to attract talents like Kimi Raikkonen and Van Gisbergen makes a potential crossover by Max Verstappen to NASCAR for a cameo appear less improbable. The cryptic tweet stirred excitement among fans, prompting reactions like, “That would be legendary,” and “YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I NEED THIS.”

Another enthusiast described it as a potential “G.O.A.T. move,” with fans eagerly yearning for the possibility of witnessing the reigning F1 champ behind the wheel of a Cup Series car, potentially racing against NASCAR luminaries like Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., generating fervent pleas of, “OMG yes please yes!!!!!!”

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Our Reader’s Queries

Does Max Verstappen like NASCAR?

The Red Bull racer has expressed his passion for MotoGP and his unwavering dedication to watching it. However, the Belgian-Dutch driver has admitted to facing difficulties in developing an interest in NASCAR.

Did Verstappen race in F2?

Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll are the sole F1 drivers who bypassed F2, formerly known as GP2, since its inception. Despite this, Verstappen managed to secure a podium finish in his debut season.

What team did Max Verstappen drive for before Red Bull?

In 2016, Verstappen’s stint with Toro Rosso was short-lived as he was quickly promoted to Red Bull after just four races. This move came at the expense of Daniil Kvyat and Verstappen was eager to prove himself in the top team. He made his debut for Red Bull at the Spanish Grand Prix and the rest, as they say, is history.

How many races did Max Verstappen win in 2023?

In 2023, the Dutchman has surpassed expectations by winning an impressive 19 out of 22 races. This means that Verstappen has won a staggering 86% of the Grands Prix this year, breaking Alberto Ascari’s record of 75% set back in 1952. Verstappen’s dominance on the track is truly remarkable and a testament to his skill and determination.

Khushal Bhatia
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Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with Slicksandsticks.com, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.
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