After 20 years of world-level racing and a world championship in World Superbike in 2011, Carlos Checa has officially decided to retire from the sport. Checa, who turned 41 just a few days ago, made his debut on the world scene back in 1993, when he took part in the GP 250 championship. In the twenty […]
Video of Valentino Rossi Driving Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Racer
Last week, we wrote about MotoGP star Valentino Rossi taking a spin around the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval in NASCAR driver Kyle Busch‘s Toyota Camry. The meeting of motorsports greats was organized by their joint sponsor Monster Energy Drink following the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Monster Energy has now released a video of Rossi’s NASCAR test drive and the meeting of the two racing stars. No lap times were released but Monster Energy says Rossi’s lap times would have put him in the top 15 from the first practice session at the 2012 History 300 race at the same track.
We’ve seen Rossi driving race cars before, competing in the Rally Car racing and testing Formula One cars, and it’s still cool seeing Rossi driving a stock car, even if he’s only making left turns on the oval. Perhaps more interesting is seeing Rossi and Busch interacting. There’s a mutual admiration and respect between the two, but it is fascinating watching Rossi in the passenger seat trying to pick up some tips from Busch.
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[Source: Monster Energy (YouTube)]