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Speed officially a free agent

Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:35 pm
Scott Speed announced through his Twitter account that he received a termination letter from Red Bull Racing on Nov. 24.

The news isn't a big shocker as it was suspected with the addition of Kasey Kahne -- if only for one season -- and the return of Brian Vickers from health issues that Speed would be the odd man out with Red Bull unlikely to expand.

Speed, 27, had a short stint in the Formula 1 ranks for Red Bull before making the jump to NASCAR in 2008. He managed a win, four top fives and nine top 10s in 16 Truck starts in 2008, but has been slow to progress in Cup cars with just three top 10s in 76 career starts. He finished 30th in the rankings in 2010 and has a career average finish of 25.1.

Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:14 pm

Speed officially a free agent

Red Bull does not "owe" him a job or job placement unless he married Deitrich's daughter.  Win more or better yet show progress and "You" can go get another job on merit.  You lost your sponsor, OK, whining about it publically wont help to much

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2010 9:08 am

Speed officially a free agent

All I am saying is that you might want to win every once in a while  so you don't end up like Scott Speed. Granted I will take it as it is since I am a Cubs fan so touche. 

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2010 6:08 pm

Speed officially a free agent

Might help to know what you're talking about before you post rediculous statements.  What a joke you are.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2010 11:14 am

Speed officially a free agent

30th in the rankings?  Not too bad.  Another 5 spots and he could have won most popular driver like Junior.  What a joke NASCAR is.

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