They may not be for everyone, but when you combine a (frankly awesome) NASCAR with the great historic oval at Monza, you get a video that simply oozes cool.

This onboard video from the 2011 Monza Rally event shows former Footwork F1 driver Max Papis taking a NASCAR for a blast around the old oval and then around the current road course. It’s almost sacrilege to even suggest it, but it’d be cool if the oval was repaved and modernised to attract the likes of NASCAR and IndyCar. The Italian heart of motor racing and the theatre of America – a racing combination that would be well worth seeing.

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