Former F1 Champ Kimi Raikkonen To NASCAR ...With Foster Gillett?

As Eminem once sang: Guess who's back? Back again. Shady's back. Tell a friend.

Of course, the "Shady" that Eminem was referring to in that song was himself. But the lyrics could also apply to none other than Foster Gillett, who is reportedly involved in a deal to bring ex-Formula One champ Kimi Raikkonen to NASCAR.

Autosport posted a report on Tuesday morning that said Raikkonen is interested in NASCAR...with Gillett on board with the new ICE1 Racing team as a "major partner."

Gillett is the son of George Gillett, and exited NASCAR under dubious circumstances after he and his family sunk Richard Petty Motorsports into financial ruin. The team was only saved from extinction when Petty found last-minute investors to step in.

The bigger headline on the world stage, though, is Raikonnen. Anyone who has won an F1 world championship qualifies as one of the world's very best drivers, and the Finland native would instantly become one of NASCAR's most talented racers – even if he's never driven on an oval.

Of course, by teaming with Gillett, he might not last very long in the sport.

(Hat tip: @jonedwards24)

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