Alonso: 'I don't have enough free weekends for Nascar!'

Fernando Alonso
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In his quest of motorsport's Triple Crown, Fernando Alonso ambitions to race at Le Mans and return to Indy, but venturing out to Nascar is not in the cards.

The two-time world champion has become quite an example of versatility, running in the Indy 500 last year and racing at Daytona in preparation for Le Mans, all the while remaining committed to Formula 1 and McLaren.

"Of course I focus first and foremost on Formula 1 and the goal of winning a third world title," he told Speed Week during 'Roar before the 24' preliminary test at Daytona.

"With the Renault power unit we should be able to get involved at the front again.

"However, I also have plans for classic events that do not overlap with the F1 calendar.

"This race is the first step in endurance racing and of course I hope I like it because Le Mans is another goal of mine.

"If Le Mans works out this year, it would be great and hopefully next year I could be back at the Indy 500," the Spaniard added.

As various and skilled as he may be, Alonso will take a pass however on one specific motorsport category: Nascar racing.

"Those cars require a unique driving style which can only be acquired through a lot of practice and I do not have that many free weekends," says the Spaniard.

"But after the 24 hour here I'm sure I'll watch the Nascar race, but that will be my only step towards Nascar -- watching on TV," he smiled.

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