Earlier in the year, Jacques Villeneuve made a failed attempt at following in the footsteps of Juan Pablo Montoya with a switch from racing F1 cars to NASCAR. While Montoya cut his teeth in the Busch Series before entering the Nextel Cup, Villeneuve couldn't cut a deal and was left holding nobody's steering wheel for the 2007 season.
Villeneuve may still get a chance to race NASCAR, though he'll be entering the sport one rung lower in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series instead. Villeneuve is reportedly scheduled to test a Toyota truck in Chicago this Monday for team Bill Davis Racing. It turns out that Bill Davis Racing actually approached the French Canadian's management and proposed the test. Does it mean he'll be swapping paint and saying things like "Rubbin's racing" by the end of the year? It's difficult to say, but there's no sense in letting a driving talent like Villeneuve sit on his hands for too long.

[Source: Homeofsport.com]


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