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Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR

There has never been a full-time British driver in the NASCAR Cup. But Alex Sedgwick, who is rising through the stock car ranks, wants that to change and could be a trailblazer for European talents to reach the top echelons of the NASCAR ladder

Take a look at the results from the recent NASCAR Cup season-opening Daytona 500, and you'll find just one non-American on the list. Only three drivers from outside the US have ever won NASCAR Cup races - and even then, two were either from North or South America. And there has never been a British racer that has completed a full season in the series.

It's therefore clear that Alex Sedgwick's ambition to race in the category is pretty unusual for a European, let alone British, driver. But, as he closes in on a part-season deal in the second-tier Xfinity Series, it's also clear that he's determined to make that ambition a reality.

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