The former NASCAR premier series champions will compete in the auto racing competition against representatives from the world’s other top racing series. This is the first time the Race of Champions has been held in the United States. Representing the Verizon IndyCar Series will be Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Gabby Chaves and Juan Pablo Montoya.
The competition, which has been held for over 25 years, is held over two days and pits the drivers against each other in identical cars on dueling road courses road courses. It also features stunt competitions.
“It’s really cool to be included in the 2017 Race of Champions,” said Kyle Busch in a release. “You look at the list of drivers and their backgrounds and it’s pretty impressive. I love to race anything I can, so I’m really excited to be heading to Miami and getting behind the wheel of some different types of vehicles in order to compete against the best guys in the world.”
Other drivers competing in the Race of Champions:
Sebastian Vettel, four-time Formula One world champion
Tom Kristensen, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
Petter Solberg, two-time FIA World Rallycross Champion
Juan Pablo Montoya, 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner
Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner
Tony Kanaan, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner
Felipe Massa, 11-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
Kurt Busch, 2004 NASCAR premier series champion
Travis Pastrana action sports legend
Scott Speed, double Global Rallycross Champion
Alexander Rossi, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner
Gabby Chaves, 2015 IndyCar Rookie of the Year
David Coulthard, 13-time Formula One grand prix winner
Jenson Button, 2009 Formula One world champion
Kyle Busch, 2015 NASCAR premier series champion
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.