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Daniel Ricciardo is known the world over for his effervescent personality and aggressive driving style. He has made a name for himself in Formula One for his late-braking overtaking and breathtaking performances.

But he is slowly approaching the twilight years of his career. So it is natural for him to have an urge to try different racing categories all around the world. In a new video for British GQ, he disclosed his love for NASCAR and revealed that one day he would race competitively in the series.

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“I am a fan of NASCAR. I love motorsports and I grew up watching NASCAR for sure. It’s something which I would definitely try one day. I don’t know if I’d jump in a NASCAR and I wanna race this weekend with the guys that have been doing it their whole life.”

“I wouldn’t want to humiliate myself, but I would certainly like to drive a car competitively like in a test session or something. But unless I did a lot of testing in preparation, I’ll probably get my **** handed to me. So I don’t need that,” said Ricciardo.

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It is not surprising to hear Daniel’s passionate views on NASCAR as he idolizes NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. But it would certainly be interesting to see him race in the category when he stops racing in F1.

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Will Daniel Ricciardo get replaced by Colton Herta?

There have been reports suggesting that McLaren is looking to replace the Aussie driver with rising American IndyCar driver Colton Herta after 2023. Herta has been impressing everyone with his performances in IndyCar. While Ricciardo has been struggling since joining McLaren last year.

But he has a contract with the team until 2023 and it is after that the team will decide on him. But he needs to perform at a higher level to convince the team to extend his stay with them. Since Herta is very young and is American, that might be a pull hard to resist for McLaren.

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But it only needs a couple of races in F1 to change opinions and Daniel can certainly do that. So it will be a toss-up between him and Herta for the McLaren F1 drive after the 2023 season.