"Oct. 13, 2009
The ex-British American Racing, Ferrari, Sauber or Toyota driver Mika Salo is getting closer to a move to NASCAR, although no contract is signed at this time, the Finn told autosport.com. Mika Salo retired from Formula One in 2002 and competed in several other championships including FIA GT and American Le Mans Series. However, a potential debut in NASCAR requires advanced testing with a stock car, Salo explained.
"I have a little interest, yeah, so just having a look to see if there's any opportunity or anything for me to at least try the thing and know if I like it. I've driven everything else in the world, not NASCAR, so that's why I want to try it,” he said."
So he apparently is "interested" in NASCAR, seems there are no contracts, firm committments, or even test drives yet at this point in time. Sorry, he's not a "NASCAR racer" just yet IMHO and billing him as such is at best very premature.
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