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Kevin Harvick Signs Nelson Piquet Jr. To Drive Full-Time in Truck Series

Open-wheel stars such as Tony Stewart, Sam Hornish Jr., A.J. Allmendinger and Juan Pablo Montoya are competing on a full-time basis in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, even though the future for Hornish in the top-tier series is still pending. In the past we have seen open-wheel drivers such as Patrick Carpentier, Jacques Villeneuve, Dario Franchitti and Scott Speed—who just lost his ride with Red Bull Racing—just to name a few, test their driving skills against NASCAR’s biggest stars. The open-wheel invasion continues into the 2011 season with the signing of Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr., who will be driving in the NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series for Kevin Harvick Inc. Piquet, who is a 25-year-old native...

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