Lewis Hamilton will get his first taste of a NASCAR Sprint Cup car at Watkins Glen later this year.
McLaren confirmed their driver will trade places with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart at the former home of the United States Grand Prix.
Hamilton will drive Stewart’s Chevrolet Impala and Stewart will drive last year’s McLaren MP4-25 as part of a demonstration run.
Watkins Glen is one of just two non-oval courses on the Sprint Cup’s 36-race schedule. It held the American round of the world championship from 1961 to 1980.
McLaren Electronics will supply fuel injection systems to NASCAR from next year.
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