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Jacques Villeneuve to compete in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

One of the biggest stars in motorsports choose the official NASCAR European Championship for his return to competition. Formula One World Champion, Indy 500 winner and CART Champion Jacques Villeneuve will compete full time in Euro NASCAR with Go Fas Racing in a 2019 season that is already shaping up as the most anticipated in the European NASCAR series’ history.

Villeneuve participated in 2 days of testing on December 13-14 at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy to discover the Euro NASCAR car and gain some valuable experience on the track that will host the second round of the 2019 season.

“I had a lot of fun discovering the car because it is really similar to what I was used to in NASCAR in the US. You can really drive it hard and you can work a lot on the car and that is also very nice. I also like the track, it’s interesting and there’s a lot to do for the driver,” said the Canadian. “Returning full-time is what matters the most to me, because I want to be part of a complete project and have a goal for the entire season. I’m really looking forward to the first race of 2019!”

Villeneuve will be an immensely valuable addition to the Go Fas Racing NWES lineup. The team made its European debut in 2018, winning its first NWES race at Brands Hatch in the ELITE 2 Division and bringing home the Rookie Cup final classification.

— NASCAR.com —