Hamilton, Stewart may swap cars

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:05 PM ET

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Talks are under way to have Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR champion Tony Stewart exchange race cars for a demonstration at Watkins Glen International this summer.

According to a report by ESPN on Sunday the pair would re-create the famous 2003 “Tradin’ Paint” show at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon swapped his No. 24 Chevrolet with Juan Pablo Montoya’s then F-1 Williams FW24.

Many feel to this day that it was that show that eventually convinced Montoya to bolt F-1 in favour of NASCAR.

The Watkins Glen deal, where Stewart would drive a McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 and Lewis would drive the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet, could take place just before or just after the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in mid-June.

The whole made-for-television package is apparently being promoted by Mobil1, a major backer of both Lewis and Stewart.


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