Igor Romanov lives the NASCAR dream

Igor Romanov lives the NASCAR dream
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

In 2020, Igor Romanov competed in EuroNASCAR for the first time – Just one year later, he is living his dream as a race driver and commentator

Last year, Igor Romanov competed for the first time for Not Only Motorsport in a NASCAR car in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) – despite the pandemic. In the meantime, the Ukrainian journalist has not only established himself as a driver, but is also making a career for himself as a commentator.

Since this season, Romanov has been commentating the NASCAR Cup Series races in Ukraine. “For me it is a completely new, but very interesting challenge, as the NASCAR races are officially broadcasted in Ukraine for the first time,” the 45-year-old enthused on ‘Facebook’ at the end of May.

A few weeks later, Romanov also started the EuroNASCAR season on the Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch. The Ukrainian had to skip the season opener in Spain due to a mild COVID-19 infection.

Shortly before the race weekend there was then the next surprise for the Ukrainian, who had tackled the adventure NASCAR in 2019 after a conversation with Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte. Instead of racing in EuroNASCAR 2, Romanov competed in EuroNASCAR PRO, where he battled with the best drivers the series has to offer.

“It was a challenging weekend for me,” said Romanov. “The strongest and fastest drivers participate in this championship and I can still learn a lot from all these drivers. It was an exciting and incredible experience for me.” In just a few weeks, the 45-year-old journalist and TV presenter will then be able to show what he has learned.

That’s because Romanov will also be competing in the NASCAR Czech Republic GP on August 28-29 at the Autodrom Most. All races and qualifying will be broadcast live on the EuroNASCAR platforms – YouTube, Facebook, Twitch – as well as Motorsport.tv and the Leadlap.de Facebook page.

Simon Mones