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NASCAR unveils bumper Brands Hatch entry list

Monday, June 05 2017

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) has unveiled a high-quality, international grid for its four races at Brands Hatch's American SpeedFest V this weekend (10-11 June). The impressive 28-strong list is topped by NASCAR legend Bobby Labonte who will race the #1 Ford Mustang for ex-F1 driver Alex Caffi's team.

Texas native Labonte is a bona fide NASCAR superstar, who raced in-period against Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart, beating them all to the overall championship in 2000. This weekend marks Labonte's European racing debut, and he's going to have to fend off some very strong opposition if he's to land in Victory Lane come Sunday afternoon.

Another big name driver appearing is Brazilian ace Bruno Junquiera, who won the FIA International F3000 Championship the same year that Labonte conquered NASCAR. Junquiera subsequently enjoyed success in America, winning races for Chip Ganassi Racing and Newman/Haas Racing in the Champ Car Series, and achieving pole position for the Indianapolis 500.

Other familiar names on the grid include 1993 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Christophe Bouchut, and Marc Goossens who won the Formula Ford Festival at the Kent circuit back in 1991.

The homegrown effort is led by British endurance racer Alex Kapadia and Anglo-Swede NWES regular Freddy Nordstrom.

Click here to view a full NWES entry list for American SpeedFest V.

The NWES machines will take to the track for four races across the weekend, including Sunday's showpiece feature race which is to be preceded by a bombastic opening ceremony.

Tickets for American SpeedFest V at Brands Hatch on 10-11 June are available online for £24 with free entry for under-13s. Click here  or call 0843 453 9000 to book now and secure yourself the best price!