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PostSubject: Scott Speed Suing Red Bull Racing   Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:28 pm

According to a tweet by Scott Speed, "today should be the day my lawyer files this lawsuit against Red Bull...Had to tell my loyal twitter followers before they saw it online". In a later post he made clear that he is looking for a ride for next season, "Sure not easy to find something when u start looking in December but we workin on it! Ill keep ya posted. sure we will find something"

The former Formula One driver finished 30th in the standings in his second year in Sprint Cup and said he was notified by fax Nov. 24 that he would not be retained for 2011 by the team operated by the Austrian-based energy drink company. "I'm obviously stupid disappointed that I didn't even get a phone call, not a conversation, not anything from anyone from Austria," Speed said Wednesday in a phone interview. "They all showed up at Miami. None of them spoke a word to me. I got a fax." Speed has said he had a contract for 2011 declined to discuss details, saying he has spoken to a lawyer about his options. "I can't describe how upset I am just over the morality of it," Speed said. "I don't understand how you can treat people like this. Whatever. I know that's not how I treat people." Speed would not comment on the terms of his Red Bull contract because of advice from his attorney. "They thought it was OK to kick me to the curb and not try to do absolutely anything for me," Speed said. "They didn't want to pay me anything. They didn't want to help me get into any other kind of ride. Nothing. They were, 'OK, we're done with you. Thank you for seven-and-a-half years.' Speed wants to continue racing stock cars and would consider a competitive Nationwide or truck team.

This is definately not expected.. I am extremely surprised Speed would do this to Red Bull.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Speed Suing Red Bull Racing   Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:30 pm

Sue Toyota as well and Scott will be my favorite driver.

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PostSubject: Re: Scott Speed Suing Red Bull Racing   Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Im not surprised Red Bull is shady with letting drivers go. They're a revolving door. Not just in NASCAR, but all there motorsport stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Scott Speed Suing Red Bull Racing   Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:57 pm

Red Bull deserves it. I realize Speed's performance hasn't been great, but he was rushed into the ride. They waited until now to tell him that he's out, even with a contract.
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