F1: DC visits NASCAR – but it’s only a visit, honest…

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarTuesday, May 27th, 2008


David Coulthard is flying out to North America in advance of the Canadian Grand Prix to visit a NASCAR race – but the mere suggestion of a career change is being heavily frowned upon by his team.

Coulthard is to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Dover International Speedway in five days’ time as a guest of the Red Bull team and will shoot a promotional film in the process.

But don’t get any idea that he’s being assisted into alternative employment after binning his car at Monaco, because that would be completely wrong.

We know this because the Red Bull press release on the subject reputedly reads as follows:

“Please note that David is visiting this event solely to shoot a film for Red Bull and we would appreciate it if you did not start a load of silly rumours about him switching from F1 to NASCAR in 2009.”

There! That told all of us, didn’t it.

And, come to think of it, when you’re looking for a new job your existing employer doesn’t usually pay for the plane ticket…

4 responses to “F1: DC visits NASCAR – but it’s only a visit, honest…”:

  1. RonRipple.com Says:

    May 27th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    David would be able to compete with the big boys of Nascar… sorry to burst ya’lls bubble.

    Nascar is a real man’s sport, now someone hand me a beer.!

    F1 is for wine drinkers, don’t forget the cheese!
    Ron Ripple
    Nascar’s biggest fan

  2. ljh Says:

    May 27th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Well, thanks for that ringing endorsement of DC, Ron!

    We cannot find fault with your statement that he “would be able to compete with the big boys of NASCAR”.

    Damn fine of you to say so.

  3. Craig Says:

    May 28th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Haha, something tells me he actually meant to say the exact opposite – but I agree that DC would be able to show the yanks a thing or two ;)

  4. ljh Says:

    May 28th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Sure you’re right, Craig – our advice to Mr Ripple is to follow this procedure in future, instead of the opposite:

    1) Comment.

    2) Beer.

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