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NASCAR's Kurt Busch says Haas serious about venture into F1

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry into Formula One, a move that could expand the series' footprint in the U.S."It will be an incredible challenge. He knows that," Busch said Sunday at the MotoGP motorcycle race in Texas."It's a matter of the fans getting behind it, supporting Gene and trying to give F1 another chance," he said. "We've had Michael Andretti, before him was his dad. We had Scott Speed as a driver. Now we have an (American) owner. It will be interesting to see how the driver lineup shapes up."Haas announced Friday he had been granted a license from Formula One's governing body to start a team as early as 2015, which would be the first U.S. entry for the series in decades.At 35, Busch said it won't be him racing a Haas Formula One car."My time has passed to be a competitive driver in F1," Busch said. "But a test session? I'd jump on that every time. They're going to have hard time keeping me out of the shop, from hangi...

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