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Villeneuve to announce NASCAR plans in ‘days’ Jacques Villeneuve and his manager Craig Pollock were in Villars-sur- Ollon, Switzerland last week to organize the 9th edition of a 24-hour ski marathon benefiting various children's charity.
They took time with a few reporters to give a little insight into their near future in motor racing and their prospects for NASCAR in 2007. They say that Villeneuve will be driving in NASCAR this year, with a prep program similar to the one that Juan Pablo Montoya undertook last year but ‘much more intense’.
According to Villeneuve, the first road course Mexico is too soon but that he could be ready in time for the August 4th Busch race in Montreal.
Pollock added that they are in the final stages of an agreement to put together a satellite team like Hall-of-Fame, Haas/CNC or No Fear Racing.
“Jacques is not done winning races and I'm not done running race teams,” said Pollock the founder and former principal of British American Racing in F-1.
Pollack added that is only a “question of days before details are to be made public”.
He whittled the possibilities of top teams that he could forge an alliance with to Roush, Hendrick and Evernham. Their main goal is to find back the fun they had in Formula Atlantic and IndyCar when they were just having fun competing for wins. Pollock has goals of establishing themselves in one year, being competitive in three and being able to think in championship mode in five.
Villeneuve said he is excited at the prospect of racing in North America and being able to have a normal family life at the tracks, in a motorhome, like it was for him growing up with his dad on F-1 tracks. (His dad was the first F-1 driver to have a motorhome at the races).
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