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Nelson Piquet Jr gets full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series deal

Nelson Piquet JrNelson Piquet Jr will continue his progress through the NASCAR ranks in 2013 after sealing a full-time Nationwide Series deal.

The ex-Formula 1 driver will stay with his Truck team Turner Scott Motorsports, with which he won two races last season.

Piquet contested a handful of Nationwide events in 2012 alongside his Truck campaign, and took his first series victory at Road America.

"I said from the very beginning of my NASCAR career that I wanted to go about it the right way and progress through the ranks when the time was right; that I wouldn't rush," said Piquet.

"I feel that 2012 was a really fantastic season for me and it provided me with the opportunity to go to the next level."

Click here for more about Piquet's career rehabilitation in NASCAR in an exclusive AUTOSPORT interview

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