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Nelson Piquet Jr. Leaves Formula-One Dream for NASCAR

Nelson Piquet Jr. has finally turned his back on an F1 career after failing to get a drive for 2010 and will now compete in NASCAR. The Brazilian was dropped by Renault after a string of poor performances in 2009, and subsequently told the world how he was ordered by his team to deliberately crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. Despite agreeing immunity from any sporting sanction, Piquet Jr. has unsuccessfully attempted to get back into Formula One despite a number of teams still looking for drivers for 2010. Among those reported to be interested was new Spanish team Campos Meta who have already signed Bruno Senna, with Bernie Ecclestone suggesting that Piquet Jr. could drive for them. In December, a Spanish website reported that Piquet ...

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