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Honda says joining NASCAR “interests us”

Automotive giant Honda is monitoring NASCAR’s future rules plan for its next generation of cars and engines, but says it would only join the premier stock car racing series’ ranks when it “makes sense” to do so from a budgetary perspective.

American Honda’s current top-line motorsport programs are engine supply in the IndyCar Series, and a dual program – via its luxury and performance brand Acura – in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series.

During the IMSA finale at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans, Motorsport.com asked Art St. Cyr – who was Honda Performance Development president until April, and is now VP and business head of Auto Operations for American Honda – for his corporate view of NASCAR racing.

“We always keep an eye on it,” said St. Cyr. “We look at it peripherally, right now. But it is something that interests us. Given the opportunity, we’d jump at the chance to do that as soon as it makes sense for us.”

See much more at Motorsport.