Villeneuve Makes Nationwide Comeback

Former Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve will take another shot at the Nationwide Series, as he was announced as a Braun Racing team driver for the Road America and Montreal races, behind the wheel of the No. 32 Toyota Camry.

"It's great to be back driving with Braun Racing and Dollar General," Villeneuve said in a statement cited by Autosport. "Racing again after an exciting and fun race last year in Montreal, and now to also be doing the race at Elkhart Lake where I won my first Indy race is going to be full of good memories. I am very much looking forward to it."

So far, the driver starred in two Nationwide races, both at his home track, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, one which he will revisit this year as well. His first appearance didn't leave any mark in the sport, as he crashed out. His second attempt was more successful, as he managed to finish fourth. He said at the time that race was one of the hardest races in his career, since the contact is permanent in NASCAR as in opposed to Formula One.

"We are very happy to have Villeneuve back behind the wheel of the Dollar General Toyota at Road America and Montreal," Braun Racing owner, Todd Braun added.

"He is an extremely talented driver and has had very strong runs in our cars in the past. His experience and success at Road America will be a great asset to our team and its road course programme."
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