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Jacques Villeneuve to race in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

Former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve is only a few days away from signing a contract to race in Whelen Euro Series, the Europe-based NASCAR championship.

According to, the French-Canadian will sign with Austrian team DF1 Racing on Tuesday.

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Le Mans
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Le Mans (Photo:

Turned F1 commentator for the French television, Villeneuve only took part in a few races last season, mainly in France's GT championship but also in NASCAR.

In July, he race to a DNF when the Sprint Cup visited Sonoma. He also finished second in the NASCAR Canadian Tire event at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, in August.

In 2013, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series visited France (Nogaro, Dijon, Le Mans and Tours), Italy (Monza) and Great Britain (Brands Hatch).