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Scott Speed to race at Indy and Vegas

It should not be a problem for Speed with his NASCAR oval racing experience, or for the likes of Pippa Mann, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand and James Hinchcliffe who have come up through Firestone Indy Lights.

With Dragon Racing already running Tung at the Indy 500 in partnership with Sam Schmidt Motorsports, the announcement of Speed's entry for the Indy 500 marks a remarkable resurrection for a team declared dead over the winter close-season by former co-owner and managing partner Gil de Ferran, who shuttered the team after a sponsorship deal with Tony Kanaan fell through.

Dragon, founded in 2007 by Penske and co-owner Steve Luczo, are also fielding Paul Tracy in five regular IndyCar season events and hope to find sponsorship to enter him into more races and in particular into the Vegas season finale alongside Speed.

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Boss B - Unregistered

May 07, 2011 7:11 AM

My favorite driver of the Red Bull driver programme. He wasn't let go for poor performance. The guy was out qualifying the red bull racing guys, while driving the Torro Rosso. He had Liuzzi covered but he was the one dropped. The real reason they let him go was because his outspoken american attitude didn't sit well with his european bosses. Too bad he never learned that. He should have asked to be transferred to Indy rather than Nascar. With lucrative Red Bull backing in a solid team he might still have had a full time ride, and better success. His forte is single seaters, it would have been natural.

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