Villeneuve to skip Daytona, citing "not enough" time for team to prepare

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Villeneuve to skip Daytona, citing
Nick DeGroot
By: Nick DeGroot
Feb 16, 2016, 4:48 PM

Jacques Villeneuve now plans to make his NASCAR return in the March 5th Xfinity race.

Jacques Villeneuve, Venturi Formula E Team
Jacques Villeneuve, Venturi
Jacques Villeneuve, Venturi Formula E Team

Villeneuve had planned to run the Daytona season-opener with Wingnut Racing in the No. 27. He is running a Nissan GT-R with them in Pirelli World Challenge this year.

The team also has a relationship with SpeedForSale and K1 Speed.

SpeedForSale Motorsports builds and dyno tunes R35 GT-R’s at their shop in Atlanta, GA, and also has the world’s largest selection of GT-R performance parts on their webstore with daily international shipments.

K1 Speed was founded in 2003 and is the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain.

“We decided to skip the first two races of the season, Daytona and Atlanta," Villeneuve told Motorsport.com.

“There was clearly not enough time to get ourselves prepared properly. It was really too tight, and we would have looked bad. It didn’t make sense. So we decided to skip the first two races. The plan now is to be ready and to start our season in Las Vegas, March 5th”.

Quotes via Rene Fagnan

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve
Author Nick DeGroot
Article type Breaking news