Team Formula One, on Jun 17 2008, 02:02 PM, said:
Scouting for a drive in the future me thinks.
Maybe, but I hope not. Now if he came to run the Indy 500, that'd be alright.
Rainmaster, on Jun 17 2008, 03:45 PM, said:
DC and Trulli off to race in America?
Nope. David Coulthard will not race in America. Red Bull said "No." Scott Speed is second in ARCA points right now, and despite only running 8 of 10 races, he is 21st in Truck points (which is an accomplishment because everyone who starts the race earns points, unlike F1, so you can't really afford to miss races). In their Sprint Cup (the premier NASCAR division) squad, they have Brian Vickers, who is really having a hell of a year, and AJ Allmendinger, who is steadily improving. They don't have room for DC, and they have 16-year-old Cole Whitt waiting in the wings. Whitt races midgets and is damn good at it. While I'd rather he stay open wheel and go to the IRL, I think a Red Bull NASCAR deal has his name all over it.
Trulli, on the other hand, who knows? I don't think he's really interested in racing NASCAR, but like JPM, he likes America a lot, so if the right opportunity is presented, maybe. The problem is, the other drivers hired already had a connection to American racing, while Trulli does not. (JPM raced for Chip Ganassi in CART, Dario raced against Chip Ganassi in CART/IRL, AJ Allmendinger raced in America and had Red Bull backing, Speed had Red Bull backing, etc).