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Jacques Villeneuve to focus on NASCAR

Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve reaffirmed his intention to earn a regular ride in NASCAR on Wednesday.

Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve reaffirmed his intention to earn a regular ride in NASCAR on Wednesday.

Barry Green, who owned IndyCar teams that Villeneuve rode to championships in the 1990s, will work with the native of Iberville, Que., to find the sponsors he needs to get a full-time ride, either in the Sprint Cup or Nationwide series.

They have also hired public relations firm Torchia Communications to help in the search.

More than 50 media members turned out to a news conference at Villeneuve's restaurant Newtown for an update on his progress and racing plans.

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