Keiichi Tsuchiya’s NASCAR career
Yes! Keiichi Tsuchiya raced in the NASCAR exhibition races in Suzuka CIrcuitand Twin Ring Motegi as well. Hot Version, a video magazine, sponsored his car.
Another fun fact: In 1998, Suzuka had a heavy rain storm before qualifying, despite this, Goodyear had specially made tires for such an event, so this race had a rare moment of NASCAR stock cars being driven under wet conditions.
A Speedhunters article about the three NASCAR events at Japan