Jenson Button, former Formula 1 world champion, has ventured into the world of NASCAR, making his debut earlier this year at Circuit of Americas. The upcoming Chicago street race will be Button’s second out of three races with Rick Ware Racing this season. The British driver, racing with RWR’s Ford Mustang No. 15 in collaboration with Stewart-Haas Racing, is also known for his participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports’ Garage 56 Le Mans program. Button aims to establish his name in various racing series, and he expressed his desire to have Red Bull’s reserve driver, Daniel Ricciardo, join him in NASCAR. Button revealed that his friends and former F1 competitors are supportive of his NASCAR endeavors and that Ricciardo is an avid NASCAR fan. Button even suggested that we might see Ricciardo in a car in NASCAR in the coming years. It wouldn’t be a novelty as many F1 drivers have previously raced in NASCAR, including Button, former Ferrari world champion Kimi Raikkonen, Jim Clark, Daniel Kvyat, and others. Ricciardo, who left McLaren last season and returned to his former team, Red Bull Racing, as a reserve driver for the 2023 season, could find NASCAR intriguing, especially with Ford providing engines for Red Bull in the 2026 F1 season. Ricciardo has shown great admiration for NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., even driving Earnhardt’s 1984 Chevy at COTA in 2021. With Ford’s success in NASCAR and its involvement in Formula 1, Ricciardo might just find his way into the sport. Who knows, Jenson Button’s wish for Ricciardo to join NASCAR might become a reality.