IndyCar Driver Santino Ferrucci Could Partner Brett Moffitt in the Xfinity Series

Published 12/08/2020, 10:30 AM EST


Santino Ferrucci has had an up and down racing career so far. However, the good news is that he could soon make the next step in his career. As it turns out, the latest rumors suggest that he could be eyeing a foray into the NASCAR arena for 2021. Apparently, he is close to inking a deal with Our Motorsports to partner Brett Moffitt.

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“I’ve asked a couple of my friends in the industry for a little bit of advice going through,” Ferrucci said, “But nothing at the moment. I’ve always had my eye (on NASCAR).”

Ferrucci has been keen to race on the Bristol dirt surface and at the Charlotte Roval. This is why he is eager to get on the NASCAR roster, and the Xfinity Series could offer him a golden opportunity. Without a doubt, the prospect of sampling NASCAR’s first dirt race in a long time is too good to pass up.

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Ferrucci revealed that he used to attend a number of races with Tony Stewart’s team. As a result, he decided that he also wanted to pursue NASCAR at some point in his career.

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What lies ahead for Santino Ferrucci?

Initially, there were suggestions that he could remain in IndyCar as a full-time driver in 2021. Even his team expressed interest in retaining his services, but no new contract has surfaced for the driver. So, nobody can really blame him for going to explore other avenues.

He figured that the current global situation will not be going away anytime soon. So, he would not particularly mind trying to race in NASCAR. Of course, he also admitted that he would like to start on a road course, as opposed to an oval.

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It is worth noting that Ferrucci was close to an F1 seat, as he was a test and reserve driver for Haas F1. Unfortunately, some on-track shenanigans caused him to get fired from the team. Luckily, he got a second lease of life in IndyCar and will try to rebuild his career.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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