NASCAR racers to appear at Silverstone Festival
Special celebrations to mark the 75th. anniversary of NASCAR
American racing icons on display and performing on track
BTCC champion Andrew Jordan joins those revving up
This summer’s Silverstone Festival will celebrate the 75th. anniversary of America’s legendary NASCAR race series with thrilling track demonstration parades on all three days of the spectacular bank holiday weekend (25-27 August).
It will be the very first time that a posse of 800+bhp muscle cars from the US’s most popular and dramatic motor sport have been unleashed on the famous Grand Prix circuit. These are rip-roaring sights and sounds not to be missed as they take to the track for demonstration parades each day at lunchtime! The amazing line-up of fearsome V8-powered monsters will include more than a dozen 200+mph stock cars, all in iconic liveries and all with genuine NASCAR racing heritage dating back to between 1990 and 2015. When they’re not on track, they’ll be based on pole position, on display in the International Paddock.
All the great brands will be represented – Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Pontiac and Toyota – with big-hearted beasts raced in period by top guns such as Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Robby Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Ricky Rudd, Tony Stewart, Bubba Wallace and four-time champion Jeff Gordon.
One of these – the bright blue ex-Clint Bowyer #15 2014 Toyota Camry – is today owned by Andrew Jordan, himself a former British touring car champion. “I really bought the car to do the Classic 24 Hour race at Daytona in November, so having the chance to demo it at Silverstone in the summer is a big bonus,” said the 2013 BTCC champ. “It’s going to be very different and very cool to have a group of them on track at the Festival. Being so fast, so noisy and totally unlike anything else on show, they are certain to get lots of attention.”