NWES 2020 SEASON
Croatian motorsports icon Niko Pulic to make
NASCAR debut at Grobnik
The three-time European Hillclimb Champion will drive the
#1 Alex Caffi Motorsport / Race Art Technology
Mustang in EuroNASCAR PRO
(November 6, 2020) – The November 14-15 first ever NASCAR GP of Croatia will feature a special guest on the grid on the EuroNASCAR PRO championship races. Croatian Motorsport legend Niko Pulic will make his NASCAR debut driving the #1 Alex Caffi Motorsport / Race Art Technology Ford Mustang at his home track of Automotodrom Grobnik.
A three-time European Hillclimb Category I champion, a 13-time Croatian Hillclimb champion and a race winner in the European Rally Championship, Pulic is a veteran driver of rear-wheel-drive beasts and looks forward to his first experience in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
“I am glad to take part in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series next weekend at our Grobnik circuit. I drove many championships in my 40 years career, and achieved many European and Croatian hill climb titles. I have competed in many other series like European Truck Racing, SLR 722 Cup, F3000 and NASCAR will be something new and exciting for me,” said the eclectic 57-year-old. “Grobnik is a very nice circuit and always provides great battles. The final result isn’t so important for me. I just want to have fun and make new racing friends. This is a very big thing for Croatia because NASCAR and the World Rally Championship come to us and we are very happy about it. I can’t wait to be part of it. See you next weekend in Croatia!”
To compete in his first EuroNASCAR event, Pulic will count on the experience of the Alex Caffi Motorsport / Race Art Technology team and will share the #1 Mustang with up-and-coming Cypriot talent Vladimiros Tziortzis.
All the races of the upcoming NASCAR GP Croatia at Automotodrom Grobnik will be streamed live on the EuroNASCAR social media profiles – Youtube, Facebook and Twitch – as well as on Motorsport.tv and Kreator TV.
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Photo credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series/ Stephane Azemard and Niko Pulic
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was founded in 2008 by Team FJ and established the NASCAR official European Series in January 2012 thanks to a long-term partnership signed with NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), Team FJ, and Whelen Engineering as title sponsor of the Series. The season is made up of 26 races, equally split among EuroNASCAR Pro and EuroNASCAR 2 divisions, on the best European tracks. With four races in two days, these 400 HP V8 monsters provide pure racing action and thrilling bumper-to-bumper battles as well as a lot of family fun around the track! In the pure NASCAR tradition, race fans can get closer to the action than ever and feel the unique in Europe paddock atmosphere thanks to drivers, teams and cars always available for the spectators. The series attracts drivers from all over the world, all willing to fight on track for the win and take the first step towards becoming a NASCAR star in the U.S.