Former Formula 1 Driver Daniil Kvyat Returns to NASCAR Xfinity Series

Former Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat today announced he is returning to NASCAR this season. Kvyat will compete in the Xfinity Series at Circuit of the Americas on March 23 in the #07 Chevrolet Camaro of SS-GreenLight Racing.

“I’m excited to get back into NASCAR. I had a lot of fun in my previous races. The competition style is very different from F1 and World Endurance,” said Kvyat. “I’m especially looking forward to my race at COTA. I’ve been there with F1, so it will be interesting to experience the track in a Camaro.”

Kvyat previously competed in NASCAR in 2022, making three Cup Series starts and one Xfinity Series start with Sam Hunt Racing. In addition to his scheduled Xfinity Series races, Kvyat is competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Lamborghini Iron Lynx in the Hypercar class.

“I’m thrilled to have Daniil in the #07 at COTA,” said SS-GreenLight owner Bobby Dotter. “You can’t get much better than a former F1 driver for a road course ringer. Daniil is a great competitor, but he’s also a great partner for our team. He’s been in the shop every day since he got to Charlotte helping to get the car ready and getting to know the team. We’re looking forward to seeing what he does on the track.”

Kvyat has signed a few marketing partners for his return to NASCAR. Those include GoTrax, a producer of personal electric vehicles, and Sonoma Aviation, which owns and operates two FBOs in California. More sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

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