Michael Waltrip is said to be racing at Le Mans this June, becoming the latest in a succession of stock car drivers to try their hand at the grueling 24 hour race.
Together with Rob Kauffman and Rui Aguas, Waltrip will pilot a Ferrari for Italian outfit AF Corse. Waltrip will test the car at the Paul Ricard circuit in France during an off-week from NASCAR racing. Although Waltrip is being given the chance of a lifetime to drive at Le Mans, his priorities remained clear when he told the Sporting News “I wouldn’t trade my chance to race here at Talladega for a chance at Le Mans, which kind of tells you I might be a bit of a redneck, but getting to go there and see that is going to be really cool.”
[Source: The Sporting News]