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Interchange between Sprint and Nascar

Brazilians drive Nascar’s cars in a program to develop young talents

With a new name, the Brazilian well-known Sprint Race, which is now called Nascar Brasil Sprint Race, organized a period of test at the New Smyrna track, at Daytona, Florida, United States.

The goal was to put young Brazilian drivers in contact with one of the most important races in the world: Daytona 500.

Jimmy Kitchens, head of the Bem Kennedy Racing Team, responsible for leading the test with the young drivers, was surprised with the technical quality of the professionals who went on track. “It was incredible. Nobody made a mistake, even though they are drivers with different characteristics. They have the potential to compete in any championship here in US”, he said.

Thiago Marques, CEO of the Nascar Brasil Sprint Race, said he was thrilled with the tests. “The exchange with the Americans and the hypothesis of Brazilian drivers may caught the top makes me very excited for the future”, he said. In this video, Thiago Marques talks with Jason Simmons, Nascar's coordenator:


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