Piquet to test NASCAR truck
|By Diego Mejia||Monday, October 5th 2009, 15:52 GMT|
Nelson Piquet Jr is set to test a Toyota Tundra NASCAR truck next Monday as the former Renault Formula 1 driver seeks options for his racing career.
Piquet is due to test for Red Horse Racing on October 12 at Rockingham, North Carolina as the Brazilian, who was involved in the race-fixing scandal at last year's Singapore Grand Prix, ponders a move to NASCAR among his options.
AUTOSPORT understands that Toyota Racing Development has been involved in providing Piquet with the opportunity to sample NASCAR-type machinery for the first time. A team spokesperson confirmed the Brazilian's test but said that no plans have yet been laid out for him to contest any races.
Red Horse currently fields two Toyota Tundras full-time for TJ Bell and Timothy Peters in the NASCAR Truck Series.
An official team release is expected later on Monday.