Jacques Villeneuve finishes 8th at The Glen!

Jacques Villeneuve finishes a very solid 8th at The Glen in Nascar's Nationwide Zippo 200. Woohoo!

It was a great race and personally, simply unbelievable that JV finished so well for his first time at The Glen. I'm sure he practiced online sim racing The Glen and I'm glad he did. He seemed to know the track so well. Sim racing rocks! ;)

Kudos of course to Marcos Ambrose who wins for the 3rd time at Watkins Glen. Not bad for kiwi-boy. In his honour, I am savouring some kangaroo-land wine. Not bad, not bad at all.

This Nationwide race was one of the best for me this Season. Seeing Chuckie's feet while driving was special. Maybe I have a foot/pedal fetish, go figure. No wonder JeeP is so hard on the brakes!

Which reminds me, yes, the Sprint Cup race at The Glen tomorrow should be fine but if you can't make it there, Circuit iCar has the Full Throttle crew over there tomorrow. Affordable family fun.

As good as my mood is, gotta go turn a Rib Eye.

Enjoy the evening JVistes!

Here's the Nascar Media Press Conference with Jacques Villeneuve from earlier today,
Nascar Press Conference - Jacques Villeneuve Pre-race

Jacques Villeneuve Qualifies 6th at The Glen

Oh yes!

Jacques Villeneuve hit 170 miles an hour and qualified 6th for his efforts at The Glen. He topped the speed but his car looked loose. Unbelievable what he achieved.

And great to see Piquet Jr. doing a good job.

Hats off to Marcos Ambrose who seems to be the guy to beat but anything can happen at Watkins Glen, especially in the Nationwide Series. Watch out for Jacques, and Ron, and My Carl or young gun Joey L. It will be a great race later today.

Villeneuve is scheduled for a Nascar Media Press Conference at 11:15AM and the race is at 1:30PM. Go JV Go!

We'll post the full audio/video of JV's conference once it's over.

Enjoy the day JVistes... the best has yet to come.

Jacques Villeneuve 9th in Friday's practice at The Glen

It's a sunny Saturday morning and about 20 minutes from Nascar's Nationwide qualifying at The Glen.

Jacques Villeneuve was 9th in practice yesterday. Good job!

He's in group 7 of the qualifying and a tough group it is. He'll be motivated by road experts Ambrose and Said as well as Logano and Menard. Should be a great qualifying session.

JV's #32 Team had alot of work to do after practice yesterday but fingers crossed, there will be no issues for him today.

The best has yet to come...

Enjoy The Glen!

Jacques Villeneuve at the Watkins Glen in Nationwide's Zippo 200

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 29, 2010) – Braun Racing has announced that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the upcoming Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, rounding out the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series road course event trifecta. The August race at “The Glen” will be the road course phenomenon’s debut at the 2.45-mile track.

“I was very disappointed with our end result at Road America,” he said. “We had such a great car and a fantastic team and to not get the win was frustrating. It was difficult to think we’d have to wait until our return to Montreal to try again. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to race at Watkins Glen for my first time with this talented group. I think it will be a lot of fun and I hope to end this race in victory lane.” Villeneuve has made three previous NASCAR Nationwide Series starts with the Mooresville-based team, most recently behind the wheel of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. Narrowly missing the pole, he started from the second position and was a contender for the win until an electrical issue ended his race on the final lap. He is also scheduled to pilot the No. 32 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ return to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal) in late August.

The Canadian driver has found success in racing that is matched by very few. Villeneuve has captured world championships in both the Indy Car World Series and Formula One and was the winner of the 1995 Indianapolis 500, a feat accomplished only by two other drivers. Driving the Dollar General Toyota at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend he joined Juan Pablo Montoya as the only two drivers in history to compete in all three of the historic track’s premier motorsports events: the Indianapolis 500, the U.S. Grand Prix and the Brickyard 400.

“Jacques is the type of driver that any crew chief could hope to have behind the wheel, especially at a road course,” said crew chief, Trent Owens. “Not only is he a very talented driver, but his ability to feel and describe the car’s balance is incredible. Jacques is a great asset to our team and its road course program and we are very excited to have him drive our car at Watkins Glen.”

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