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Former Red Bull driver Scott Speed has filed a lawsuit for US $6.5 million against Red Bull's NASCAR team after being released from his contract last month.

The Californian, who competed in his second full season at NASCAR's top level this year, having switched from Formula 1 where he raced for Scuderia Toro Rosso until the middle of 2007, is claiming breach of contract in a suit filed this week in a North Carolina Superior Court in the United States.

Although Red Bull had initially picked up an option it had on Speed's services this year, the team's general manager Jay Frye had said back in October that there were performance clauses that Speed needed to meet in order to keep his drive, with the 27-year-old claiming at the time that he had a signed contract for 2011.

In his first full season in the Sprint Cup Series in 2009, Speed finished 35th in the drivers' standings while this year, despite a solid start that saw him break inside the top 12 in the points, he slid down to 30th in the championship by the end of the season.

I read somewhere else that he got fired in the form of a fax. No human contact in person or phone.

To me it seems like RBR is more interested in employing world champions in their racing programs... ..let alone champions named Sebastian.
Scott Speed is an asshole with an underserved sense of entitlement, and if he conducted himself in NASCAR the same way he conducted himself in F1 (all talk, no show while getting in the face of other drivers and team members) then he deserved to be cut loose.

He's a crap racing driver who hasn't realized it yet.
More like Scott Lethargy.
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