Bill Davis Racing adds Villeneuve for Chicagoland

HIGH POINT, N.C. (August 23, 2007) -- Following an invitation from Toyota NASCAR team Bill Davis Racing, former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will make his NASCAR debut behind the wheel of a Toyota Tundra truck on Monday, August 27 at ...

HIGH POINT, N.C. (August 23, 2007) -- Following an invitation from Toyota NASCAR team Bill Davis Racing, former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will make his NASCAR debut behind the wheel of a Toyota Tundra truck on Monday, August 27 at Chicagoland Speedway in Illinois.

Having won both the IndyCar series and the legendary Indy 500 event, Villeneuve is no stranger to oval racing, although he last did so in 1995. For a driver with an almost unequalled resume, the 36-year-old father of one is fully accepting of his 'rookie' status, and is focused on learning as much as he can, as quickly as he can.

Speaking from Bill Davis Racing's High Point, N.C. HQ, Jacques Villeneuve commented, "We have spent the last few months considering a number of NASCAR options and were in agreement that the truck offers the closest reference point to the Car of Tomorrow. Bill Davis Racing was aware of my interest in NASCAR and approached my management team with a view to allowing me to test within its truck program. I'm glad we were able to work that out, and having spent the day with the team for my seat fitting, I am really looking forward to working with Bill and his staff."

Villeneuve's long-term manager, Craig Pollock, added to the picture, stating, "There's been a lot of speculation about when Jacques would arrive in NASCAR. Bill Davis' kind invitation coincided with our decision to start within Craftsman Truck, so the fit was both timely and natural."

-credit: bdr

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