Honda U.S. racing star Miguel Duhamel is set to drive a NASCAR racer in the National Kodak 250 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race scheduled for the Autodrome St-Eustache this weekend. Miggy is keen, NASCAR is on side, a car is ready, and he’s already been doing some testing.
It won’t be his first time racing a car; Duhamel drove in a NASCAR race at Mosport last year. However, this will be his first oval outing.
The announcement of Duhamel’s drive came from Alan Labrosse, long-time friend and business manager of the Quebec motorcycle racing star. Labrosse also happens to own St-Eustache, in a deal completed late in 2007, and rumours have it that Duhamel is also involved in the ownership of the Montreal-area track.
Since Duhamel’s contract with American Honda is up at the end of this season, and Honda is making semi-serious noise about not racing in the States next year due to the political uproar over the AMA series (now run by Daytona Motorsports Group), there’s all sorts of room for speculation on Duhamel’s future plans.