Formula One drivers don't do NASCAR, do they? Well, they don't, do they?
Okay, yes, Christian Fittipaldi did. But Christian Fittipaldi was different. Yes, Emerson's nephew had been a Formula One driver (1992-1994) before chancing his arm in NASCAR - but he'd also tried his luck in Champ Car (1995-2002), and not done that well, before opting for the Winston Cup in 2003.
So he'd tried everything that his uncle had breezed through before him, and had serially given it up, series by series, because it hadn't proven quite as easy as Emmo had made it look.
In those days - and only a decade has passed since those days - there was a clear hierarchy to the three series. Formula One was clearly at the pinnacle. CART was in the silver medal position. And NASCAR, well, NASCAR was still more or less what fat good ol' boys did instead of runnin' moonshine. Well, that's what we all thought on this side of the pond, in them there days, anyways.