Ex-F1 racer Kvyat to make NASCAR Cup debut at Indianapolis this weekend

Kvyat, 28, will drive a second entry for Workforce Hezeberg within the sequence’ three remaining highway course occasions this season – Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Street Course, Aug. 21 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Worldwide and the Oct. 9 race on the Charlotte Roval.

Workforce Hezeberg is a joint effort between racing legend Toine Hezemans and Dutch entrepreneur Ernst Berg, and has fielded the No. 27 Ford Mustang in a number of races this season on a part-time foundation.

Loris Hezemans will drive the No. 27 Ford this weekend, whereas Kvyat will drive the No. 26 Toyota.

“I’m very blissful to have the ability to make my NASCAR Cup Sequence debut at Indianapolis. I’ve all the time been obsessed with racing in NASCAR, the highest type of motorsport in the US,” Kyvat mentioned.

“NASCAR has all the time been intriguing to me, as it’s a pure type of motorsport to me.”

In the beginning of the 2013 season, Daniil Kvyat made his debut within the GP3 Sequence, scoring three wins and 5 whole podiums and finally profitable the championship in 2013.  Kvyat debuted in System 1 for Toro Rosso initially of the 2014 season, at simply 19 years previous. On the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, Kvyat completed ninth within the race, setting the document because the youngest points-scorer in F1, a document previously held by Sebastian Vettel.

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso celebrates on the podium at the German GP in 2019

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso celebrates on the rostrum on the German GP in 2019

Picture by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Photos

Following a profitable 2014 season, Kvyat was promoted to Crimson Bull Racing for the 2015 season. His first podium got here on the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, changing into the second youngest driver to say a podium end at age 21. He continued within the Crimson Bull driver program till 2020, ending his System 1 profession at Alpine as a reserve driver in 2021.

“I’m trying ahead to being profitable on this type of motorsport and I hope to contend for wins and championships sooner or later. I can’t thank NASCAR, Josh Reaume, Toine Hezemans, Ernst Berg, and all people at Workforce Hezeberg sufficient for the chance,” he mentioned.

“The blokes on the store have been working tirelessly to organize machine and myself for this expertise. It is going to be my first time at Indianapolis, and I’m trying ahead to seeing it in individual. From what I’ve seen on video, Indianapolis is a difficult circuit, however I’m trying ahead to that problem, together with competing within the NASCAR Cup Sequence.”

Workforce co-owner Josh Reaume mentioned he believed NASCAR is a good vacation spot for Kvyat’s subsequent motorsports enterprise.

“Daniil is a really proficient driver with a tremendous quantity of open wheel expertise. In my view, NASCAR is a good spot for Daniil to finish up at, particularly with the Subsequent-Gen’s capabilities all through many types of racing,” Reaume mentioned.

“I’m trying ahead to being part of Daniil’s transition to NASCAR, and serving to him nevertheless I presumably can.”

At Watkins Glen, Kvyat shall be joined within the Cup subject by former System 1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who will drive a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 alongside Trackhouse Racing teammates Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain.

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