Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has declared his interest in trying his hand at NASCAR.
In addition to competing full-time in the IndyCar Series with Meyer Shank Racing, Castroneves is keen to keep diversifying his racing programme.
“I drove for so many years with Roger Penske and I was not able to get a [NASCAR] opportunity there and once now I had an opportunity in my contract, then why not? Why not try things that I never did,” he said.
“I know it will be tough but, hey, who knows?
“You never know what to expect and I don't know because I haven't drove one. But I want to do the Daytona 500 for sure.”
Mid-Ohio will host Round 9 on the first weekend of July, with Stan Sport the exclusive, live and ad-free broadcaster in Australia.