F1’s “Bada**” Las Vegas Announcement Sends the NASCAR Community Including Brad Keselowski Into a Frenzy

Published 03/31/2022, 3:04 PM EDT
Feb 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; Feb 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (6) talks to the press during Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit:Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Formula 1 is one of the most popular motorsports in the world. In fact, Formula 1 had a whopping 1.55 billion cumulative broadcast audience. F1 has really picked up, and to add to the excitement, a new track will be added to the 2023 F1 calendar. Yep, Las Vegas. The 2023 year will officially see the grid go to Las Vegas for the race!

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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally retouched) The F1 drivers pose for a photo on the grid with their cars during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 10, 2022 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Well, it’s not exactly a “new” track since Las Vegas hosted races in 1981 and 1982, but it will be back after 4 decades.

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Alongside the Formula 1 fanbase, the NASCAR community is also very excited about the new race.

NASCAR Community React to The New Las Vegas GP

Brad Keselowski is one of the most popular figures in NASCAR right now. And, the Cup Series champion and team owner came forward to congratulate Formula 1.

The Phoenix winner, Chase Briscoe came in hopes of adding Las Vegas to NASCAR.

It seems that some of the fans want a Lag Vegas NASCAR race too

 

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The Formula 1 Driver Who Competed in NASCAR

While Formula 1 and NASCAR are 2 of the biggest motorsports in the world, it’s not so common to see the 2 worlds collide as often. However, there is one driver that stands out.

DOVER, DE – SEPTEMBER 21: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge, stands next to his car on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 21, 2007 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Of course, we are talking about Juan Pablo Montoya, a Formula 1 driver who came off as very promising at the start. In fact, Montoya finished 6th only in his first season in F1, beating the likes of Raikkonen. On top of that, he stepped on the podium on many occasions, driving for William. However, the tables turned when Juan Pablo Montoya took a switch over to NASCAR, driving full time for Chip Ganassi Racing from 2006.

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In the end, it’s great to see the new track added in the calendar and fans are thrilled to see another big opportunity for F1 to grow in the US market.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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