Former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. made the switch to NASCAR before the 2010 season and after a handful of Camping World Truck Series races, Piquet will make his Nationwide Series debut in Saturday's Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen.
Piquet left Renault during August of last season after he revealed that he was ordered to intentionally crash his car to allow Fernando Alonso, his teammate at the time, to catch a timely caution.
The Brazilian has recorded three top tens in his four Camping World Truck races this season and should have a pretty good chance at a top 10 Saturday. He's driving the no. 27 for Baker-Curb racing, the same team that fielded cars for Greg Biffle before the FDA mandated that Red Man Moist Snuff had to leave the sport. (That rule is also why Ron Hornaday's truck hasn't sported the Longhorn colors in a while)
But Piquet won't be the only former F1 driver in the field. Jacques Villeneuve is running the race in the no. 32 for Braun Racing. This will be Villeneuve's fourth Nationwide Series race. He only has one top ten in his three previous starts but was running second late in the race at Road America earlier this season before his engine blew.