Racer pauses retirement for NASCAR run

Former Formula One racer Kimi Raikkonen retired from the sport at the end of last season. She is making a comeback as a NASCAR driver this upcoming Sunday at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.

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August 18, 2022 - 2:59 PM

Drivers neck and neck after a rest during the NASCAR Firekeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway on August 7, 2022.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen retired to Switzerland at the end of last year’s Formula One season and has blissfully spent the last eight months with his young family.

Did he miss racing?

“Not really, no,” the 2007 F1 champion said.

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