2018-01-08 Fernando Alonso had his first look at Daytona International Speedway this week and it smells like racing.
“You smell motor racing here,” Alonso said Friday after running his first laps in the United Autosport LM P2.
Alonso will race in the IMSA season opening Rolex 24 in just a few short weeks.
“It’s a good feeling for any driver, the speedway is amazing, the size of everything, it’s huge. I imagine these grandstands full of people for the NASCAR race, that would be amazing to experience.”
After competing in the Indy 500 last season, and the upcoming Rolex 24. When asked if a visit to NASCAR and a race in the Daytona 500 is in his future, the two time F1 champ smiled and said.
“NASCAR driving techniques are very unique, So we would need a lot of practice and another test before making that adventure. At the moment I don’t have enough weekends free for that. No plans yet, But definitely after being here for the 24 Hours, definitely I will watch the race on television to see Daytona, the speedway, and enjoy that race.”