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I’ll say this for Fernando Alonso. The champion Formula 1 driver is getting a full measure of exposure while racing here in the U.S. this weekend.

Alonso is taking part in the Rolex 24 this weekend at Daytona, something that’s been a goal of his for a long time. NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon tweeted a short sit-down he had with Alonso where he asked him about some of his other racing aspirations.

“Dakar?”, Gordon asks.

“Yes,” replies Alonso.

“Daytona 500?”Gordon asks next.

“(laughs) Not for a moment. I think it’s completely different,” was Alonso’s response.

During his time at Daytona, Alonso has been asked about as many different ways as someone can if he is entertaining a stint in NASCAR. While it does interest him, the two-time Formula 1 champion says he knows his limitations.

“I would like to test a car, but I think racing and the pushing and strategy, I think that requires a lot of experience and knowledge from a very young age maybe watching races…I don’t have that. I think testing is one thing, I think racing in NASCAR is a big deal.”

If NASCAR is out, Alonso isn’t dismissing trying a race again here in the U.S. He tells Gordon that there are a few other races on his bucket list he still wants to try, starting with the 24 hours of Le Mans.

“Yes, it’s a huge race, along with the one at Monaco, the Indy 500, Le Mans is that race everyone wants to race one day.”

Jeff Gordon interviews racing great, who gives an interesting answer about possible NASCAR future Jeff Gordon/Twitter
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