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Trackhouse Racing gives big update on plans for third NASCAR Cup Series car

Trackhouse Racing gives a big update on the plans for the No. 91 car this season. Plus, three candidates who could drive the entry this season.

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Trackhouse Racing will introduce the No. 91 car for the first time during the 2023 NASCAR season after running the entry one time last year. Kimi Raikkonen ran well at Watkins Glen International before a wreck ended his day.

With Raikkonen entering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas, the organization has released another update on the No. 91 car’s status for the rest of the season.

Trackhouse Racing provides update on the No. 91 car in 2023

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Aug 21, 2022; Watkins Glen, New York, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kimi Raikkonen (91) runs in the rain under the opening pace laps during the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Trackhouse Racing’s third entry is a massive addition to the NASCAR Cup Series as it will introduce drivers outside of NASCAR to the sport. This will help grow the fanbase and its reach.

Many have been waiting for the No. 91 car’s next race since Watkins Glen International in 2022. There was speculation that Trackhouse Racing could acquire Helio Castroneves for the 2023 Daytona 500 but it did not happen.

Instead, Justin Marks, owner of Trackhouse Racing, said the team would focus on road courses this year. Now, we have received another update about the plans for the entry for the rest of the year.

Marks went on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to discuss the plans for Trackhouse Racing’s third entry and dropped some eye-opening information.

“Project 91 will be at multiple races this year, and it will be multiple drivers this year. I think that beyond (Circuit of the Americas), the door is certainly open for (Kimi Raikkonen) to do more. But, I am excited about scaling Project 91. We’re going to have multiple drivers in the seat this year. Those announcements will come soon.”

Justin Marks on the No. 91 car for Trackhouse Racing

It is interesting to hear that Trackhouse Racing will have multiple drivers in the No. 91 car this season. This raises more questions about who Marks could attract to the Cup Series in the near future.

So, who could drive the No. 91 car this season? Continue reading to discover three bold candidates to pilot Trackhouse Racing’s third entry during the 2023 season.

Related: Trackhouse Racing could acquire Kyle Busch for the Indianapolis 500

3 candidates to drive the No. 91 car for Trackhouse Racing

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(L to R) ESPN anchor Randy Scott and Red Bull Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo laugh during a question and answer session with Ford employees at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. Ricciardo came to talk with Ford employees about his move to Red Bull as a reserve driver and Ford s involvement in Formula One with Red Bull as a powertrain supplier starting in 2026.

Daniel Ricciardo is a 33-year-old Formula 1 reserve driver for Red Bull that has been a staple of the series since his breakout during the 2014 season. This is before he left Red Bull for Alpine after dueling with Max Verstappen.

Ricciardo has embraced the American culture at races, such as Circuit of the Americas and Miami, and would be a brilliant fit for the Trackhouse’s No. 91 car after his departure from Formula 1.

Next, Sebastian Vettel is a 35-year-old former Formula 1 driver who is considered one of the best drivers in series history. Vettel has 53 total victories along with his spectacular four consecutive titles.

Vettel recently expressed his desire for Formula 1 to race at Road America so racing in America is something that might interest him. The 35-year-old driver’s full-time racing career is likely over and he has already been offered an IndyCar test drive at Road America.

Finally, Valentino Rossi is widely considered one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time. Rossi has compiled 115 wins and remains the only driver to win the 125, 250, 500, and MotoGP World Championships.

The nine-time World Champion would be a brilliant addition to the Trackhouse Racing No. 91 team for a few races. There might not be a more accomplished driver and it would certainly make headlines across the world.

It will be fascinating to see who will be linked to the No. 91 car for Trackhouse Racing and these are just a few of many options that would be incredible for NASCAR.

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