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Ex-F1 champ Villeneuve making NASCAR debut at Talladega

Updated: October 6, 2007, 4:58 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The biggest wildcard of wildcard weekend will start near of the front of the field Sunday in the UAW-Ford 500.

Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve easily qualified for his first Nextel Cup event, something that some Cup drivers were hoping wouldn't happen.

Villeneuve will start on the outside of the third row after turning a lap at 188.215 mph Saturday in qualifying.

Several Cup veterans, including Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton, ...

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