NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and F1 champion Lewis Hamilton are going to swap race cars later this year for an exhibition at Watkins Glen, barring scheduling conflicts. The swap comes courtesy of Mobil One, a mutual sponsor for the drivers. “Smoke” will pilot Hamilton’s 2010 McLaren, while “The Billion Dollar Man” will drive the number 14 Office Depot Chevrolet Impala.
Recall that Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya swapped rides back in 2003, causing JPM to join the dark side in 2006.
Maybe, Hamilton will enjoy hooning around in the stock car so much that he’ll stick around and join fellow open-wheeled-racers Juan Pablo Montoya and Danica Patrick.
Let’s hope not.