Champ Car race winner Junqueira to race at Brands in Euro NASCAR

Champ Car race winner Bruno Junqueira will compete at Brands Hatch this weekend in the NASCAR Whelen EuroSeries at the American SpeedFest event

Champ Car race winner Junqueira to race at Brands in Euro NASCAR

Junqueira won eight times in Champ Car and finished runner-up in the championship for three consecutive years from 2002-04.

The 2000 Formula 3000 champion was in the field when Champ Car raced at Brands in '03, finishing second to Newman/Haas team-mate Sebastien Bourdais.

He last competed at the circuit in A1GP in 2007, finishing 12th in the first race before retiring in the second.

"I have great memories from when I raced Indycar in Brands Hatch In 2003," said Junqueira.

"It is a good track with a great crowd. I am looking forward to going back and driving a NASCAR for the first time."

Junqueira has most recently competed in V8 Stock Cars in Brazil and the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

The 40-year-old Brazilian joins 2000 NASCAR Cup champion Bobby Labonte, 1993 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Christophe Bouchut and 1991 Formula Ford Festival winner Marc Goossens in the Brands field.

The championship visits Valencia, Brands Hatch, Venray, Hockenheim, Franciacorta and Zolder, all road courses, and the cars feature 450bhp Chevrolet V8s. The machines weigh around 1150kg.

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