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

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