F1: Raikkonen not ruling out NASCAR switch

There are 12 comments on the Oct 17, 2009, Motorsport.com story titled F1: Raikkonen not ruling out NASCAR switch. In it, Motorsport.com reports that:

Kimi Raikkonen has refused even to rule out a switch to America's premier NASCAR racing categories in 2010.

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Since: Jul 09

Alamo, CA

#1 Oct 17, 2009
omg!! Does Raikkonen know that Danica is also considering dominating NASCAR! That will have him shaking in his boots!
Mary

Fredericksburg, VA

#3 Oct 19, 2009
HA! I dare him to come to NASCAR!!!!!

Since: Aug 09

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#4 Oct 20, 2009
Thats a load of bull there is no way he is moving to NASCAR.

Since: Oct 09

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#6 Nov 4, 2009
Maybe Kimi has a secret desire to become a redneck, chew tobacco andhave sex with relatives and farm animals... I cannot think of another reason an F1 World Champion would want to race in Nascar. :)
WWE NASCAR

Florham Park, NJ

#7 Nov 5, 2009
"F1: Raikkonen not ruling out NASCAR switch": translation Kimi Raikkonen wants to go to a racing series where you make lots of money and never have to worry about the pressures of being competitive.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#8 Nov 5, 2009
2003emm3 wrote:
Maybe Kimi has a secret desire to become a redneck, chew tobacco andhave sex with relatives and farm animals... I cannot think of another reason an F1 World Champion would want to race in Nascar.:)
I can think of one good reason he won't come if he is smart. He's going to look even more stupid than the rest of the open wheelers that have jumped into NASCAR and had their ass handed to them if he does. It really makes my day when one of these hotdogs show up thinking they're going to set the world on fire and the real Cup racers just piss on their parade. Come on "Kimi", maybe Roger will put you in the 77 car the wreckaholic is driving. Hey, anybody seen my chewin tabacky, where'd that sheep go?
P Smith

Taipei, Taiwan

#9 Nov 5, 2009
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>I can think of one good reason he won't come if he is smart. He's going to look even more stupid than the rest of the open wheelers that have jumped into NASCAR and had their ass handed to them if he does. It really makes my day when one of these hotdogs show up thinking they're going to set the world on fire and the real Cup racers just piss on their parade. Come on "Kimi", maybe Roger will put you in the 77 car the wreckaholic is driving. Hey, anybody seen my chewin tabacky, where'd that sheep go?
Raikkonen is called Drunk-onen by some for a good reason. He'd fit right in with NASCRASH (his English is poor), and be drinking Jack0ff Daniels from the bottle while in the car during races. If a NASCRASH team offers him US$5 million per year and all the brown he wants, he'll jump at it.

Personally, I'd rather see him jump to the World Rally Championship if he's going to leave F1. His performance in a Fiat Punto during the Finland Rally was good, in the top 12 until mechanical gremlins ended his race.

Then again, that's another think Drunkonen is famous for: breaking transmissions. If you think F1 cars are fragile, just wait until Drunkonen drives a NASCRASH Lada.

http://www.carmotor.cz/images/zari2008/Lada_p...
http://i.a.cnn.net/nascar/news/headlines/cup/...

Can anyone *honestly* say those cars don't look anything alike? It's not just the body design, the front end bumpers look the same.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#10 Nov 5, 2009
P Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Raikkonen is called Drunk-onen by some for a good reason. He'd fit right in with NASCRASH (his English is poor), and be drinking Jack0ff Daniels from the bottle while in the car during races. If a NASCRASH team offers him US$5 million per year and all the brown he wants, he'll jump at it.
Personally, I'd rather see him jump to the World Rally Championship if he's going to leave F1. His performance in a Fiat Punto during the Finland Rally was good, in the top 12 until mechanical gremlins ended his race.
Then again, that's another think Drunkonen is famous for: breaking transmissions. If you think F1 cars are fragile, just wait until Drunkonen drives a NASCRASH Lada.
http://www.carmotor.cz/images/zari2008/Lada_p...
http://i.a.cnn.net/nascar/news/headlines/cup/...
Can anyone *honestly* say those cars don't look anything alike? It's not just the body design, the front end bumpers look the same.
My, My, are we just full of ourself? I guess you think you have something better than NASCAR "down under"? I guess that's why your best driver came to the US to run NASCAR to further his career. I will say this for Marcos, he's damn good, just needs to be in better equipment.

“Is that Banjo Music I hear ...”

Since: Jul 07

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#12 Nov 5, 2009
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>My, My, are we just full of ourself? I guess you think you have something better than NASCAR "down under"? I guess that's why your best driver came to the US to run NASCAR to further his career. I will say this for Marcos, he's damn good, just needs to be in better equipment.
Whoyakidding, please don't mention "down under" to P(enis) Smith ... now we're going to have a whole f***ing story about topix screwing it all up and he's never been to Aussie blah blah blah ... dumbass sheep shagger .... hell I've never met anyone who denies where he lives like this jackass, although we all know Aussie was founded as a prison for outcasts of mother England, so maybe he's just a little pissed his ancestors were murderers and thieves ..... baa baa baa
geemanlee

United States

#13 Nov 5, 2009
Please don't stoop this low Kimi!
Cowabunga

Houston, TX

#14 Nov 5, 2009
I bet my right boob he wont come to a nascar race, watch one on tv let alone race in one.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#15 Nov 5, 2009
Considering how mumbly tedious his podium-finish interviews are in F1, can you just IMAGINE him doing a winner's interview in front of 100,000+ mouth-breathers in Alabama? Priceless.

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