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Raikonnen on NASCAR Nationwide debut: "We're so fucking shit, it's unbelievable"

6 June 2011 - Source
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Do you mean you're shit, your team's shit, or NASCAR's shit?
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Oh, it's one-word-Kimi today then, is it? Seemed like you had plenty to say on the oval last week.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Maybe you should get your spotter to help you with your complaining Kimi. It's got to be a strain to manage that with all the pressure of driving around in a circle.
Ambrosia   Jerome d'Ambrosio
What's a spotter Michael? Should I get one to help me develop my racecraft?
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I'd say you should take care of the spots developing on your face first Ambrosio.
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
While you may be saying that in jest Michael, I feel it is important to point out that NASCAR tracks are not perfectly circular in shape. In fact, contrary to the commonly used nomenclature, they are also usually not oval shaped and actually tend to consist of two or more straight sections, incidentally known in the US as "straightaways", a word that on this side of the Atlantic, and even in certain southern hemisphere states, generally means immediately or with haste. Perhaps it is the usage of the word "oval" that has helped NASCAR and other US-based motorsport series to garner a reputation for simplistic and aggression fueled racing with no regard for the finesse and racecraft you and I know those drivers must most certainly possess.
jpm   Juan Pablo Montoya
Yeah, Nigel man. It's wreck or be wrecked out there on the oval.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Funny, that's how it was in F1 too when you were here Montoya. Although for most of us it was usually "be wrecked".
jpm   Juan Pablo Montoya
It's sad to see F1 in decline without me. I brought the eyeballs, man.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Don't worry about it Montoya. Hamilton and di Resta are doing a great job of replacing you.
seb_loeb   Sebastien Loeb
Sounds like it's pretty umm.. shit over there Kimi. Why don't you come back to the WRC? We miss you.
IceMan   Kimi Raikonnen
I'm still there.
seb_loeb   Sebastien Loeb
Oh, sorry. Hadn't noticed you in a while.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Apparently Kimi's so good he can handle WRC, NASCAR trucks, NASCAR something else, and world championship complaining all in the same year.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
And I thought Barrichello was impressive taking on F1 and constant complaining at the same time. The bar has been raised Rubens.

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