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Red Bull to quit NASCAR?

There have been rumours that Red Bull - thought until today to have deep pockets and a solid commitment to winning in NASCAR - have been circling Carl Edwards, Juan Montoya or even Kimi Raikkonen as potential replacements for Vickers, whose current contract expires at the end of this year. Kahne is on loan from Hendrick Motorsports and due to return to that team at the end of the year as Mark Martin steps down.

Update: In response to the AP story, Red Bull published the following statement:
Red Bull Racing Team is currently seeking outside investors as we evaluate next steps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. We are not at liberty to comment on details while negotiations are under way.

Red Bull fully supports NASCAR and will continue its investment in America's premier form of motorsports for the remainder of the 2011 season. The team's focus will not waiver as we fight for victories and a position in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup.





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Taz - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 6:58 PM

Would make sense to offload Torro Roso, it's an expensive luxury, hardly get much sponsorship screen time and have gone backward (understandably) since they had to make their own chassis. Sure someone will buy them if the price is right.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

June 22, 2011 9:52 PM

"Renault has done it in the past and may be regretting their continued interest in F1 right now considering the lack of front row success since Alonso left. " Heh ? They're still riding on success with RBR much like they did with Williams and Benetton. You're obviously dealing with the Lotus renault GP team, but it's not even theirs anymore, so it's just free publicity as long as it keeps the name which is until the end of next year. They might quit earlier due to the current engine decision by the FIA and maybe fully rebrand the engine they supply to RBR to Infiniti.



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