Ex-NASCAR driver considering return to racing after talks

Ex-NASCAR driver considering return to racing after talks

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Ex-F1 driver and inaugural Formula E winner Nelson Piquet Jr is considering a return to NASCAR, having featured in its three lead categories after his F1 career came to an end.


After been dropped from his Jaguar FE seat to Alex Lynn midway through the 18-19 campaign, Piquet Jr has been racing in the Stock Car Brasil championship – frequented by fellow former F1 stars Rubens Barrichello and Ricardo Zonta.

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Piquet has since stated that he was in negotiations with one of the NASCAR Truck Series teams for 2020, with an option to returning to the series he left full-time at the end of 2012 season.

The South American driver then stepped up to the Xfinity Series – under its former Nationwide guise – in addition to other sporadic races, including one in the NASCAR Cup at Watkins Glen in 2014.

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“I always hinted that I could return to NASCAR for two reasons,” Piquet told Autosport.

“I think that with an age group between 40 and 50, you can still be competitive, if you have a healthy life.

“The other reason is that I like it there. When I lived in Europe, I always thought that I would have a residence between Brazil and the United States in the future.


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