Villeneuve called off Hockenheim trip for NASCAR seat

Jacques Villeneuve was scheduled to travel to Hockenheim this weekend.

The 1997 world champion has confirmed a collaboration between 'Villeneuve Racing' and the Italian racing outfit Durango in a bid to secure the 13th team spot in 2011.

But Villeneuve's visit to the German paddock was called off at late notice when an opportunity to attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Indianapolis emerged.