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Nelson Piquet Jr. to NASCAR Truck Series? Test Scheduled for Oct. 12

PARIS - SEPTEMBER 21: Renault Formula One team former driver Nelson Piquet Jr arrives at the F.I.A headquarters to attend World Motor Sport Council hearing on September 21, 2009 in Paris, France. Renault will not contest the charges that Nelson Piquet Jr. was ordered by management to deliberately crash his car during the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix, the crash caused the deployment off the safety car, due to team mate Fernando Alonso's race strategy he was able to win the race. The incident has already seen the resignation of  team principal  Flavio Briatore and Director of Engineering, Pat Symonds. The punishment from the FIA could be exclusion of the team from F1, a large fine or a suspended ban.   (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
I3odaciousCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2009

Brazilian television agency Globo is reporting that Nelson Piquet Jr. has scheduled a test for Oct. 12 with the Red Horse team in the NASCAR Truck Series League.

He will reportedly be in North Carolina on Oct. 5 to undergo an orientation session as well as a seat fitting ahead of his test a couple weeks later. 

Lately, he has been in contact with Tony Kanaan, in Formula Indy and Juan Pablo Montoya, in NASCAR via Twitter which ignited rumors of him attempting to make a move to Indy or NASCAR should he be unsuccessful in remaining in Formula 1. His test with the Red Horse team only strengthens the validity of the rumors. 

Globo reports that Nelsinho plans to start out in the third division truck series and move up one division per year with hopes of getting a seat in the top division of NASCAR by 2012. 

He has also commented on his Twitter page that he has been having positive talks with some of the new Formula 1 teams in hopes of securing his place in the league and cleaning up the bad reputation he has made for himself in his first two years of Formula 1. 

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