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Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:19 pm

Scott Speed announced via Twitter that a lawsuit against Red Bull was imminent.

"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 ;)," Speed wrote.

Speed told
he understood the decision but was upset with how his release came down -- via fax the day before Thanksgiving. That same day his mother was diagnosed with cancer.

“I’m obviously stupid disappointed that I didn’t even get a phone call, not a conversation, not anything from anyone from Austria.They all showed up at Miami. None of them spoke a word to me. I got a fax.”

“They thought it was OK to kick me to the curb and not try to do absolutely anything for me. 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.’

“Honestly, I’m still a little bit shocked over the whole situation.”


Speed, 27, had a short stint in the Formula 1 ranks for Red Bull before making the jump to NASCAR in 2008. He managed a win, four top fives and nine top 10s in 16 Truck starts in 2008, but has been slow to progress in Cup cars with just three top 10s in 76 career starts. He finished 30th in the rankings in 2010 and has a career average finish of 25.1.


Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:41 pm

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

The "sense of entitlement" runs rampant throughout this country.Doing nothing and expecting to be rewarded for it is shamefully pitiful...

Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2010 3:49 pm

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

Quit yer bitchin'! This guy was given every chance to excel and every opportunity in every car that Red Bull put him in.  Brian Vickers was expected back and they just signed a one year deal with Kahne who can bring in alot of sponsorship dollars.  If Speed was smart he would have shut his mouth, been a back up driver or gone back to F1 for a year then the 84 would be opened back up at seasons' end, but he decided to burn his bridges.  Way to go dumbass, you got nobody to blame but yourself!

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 11:31 pm

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

message to scott speed....If you look for your name in standings or results and it is below Dale JR then you should be embarassed and be surprised they let u buy a tickert to watch the race   much less drive in it

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:51 am

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

buckeyezane - got to agree with you and your right he is doing very well in the $$$$$$$ department. He only knew since Daytona of last year that he may not be picked up for 2011. He should have had his oars in the water as most race car drivers do. Sorry Scott life isn't a bowl of cheeries maybe if you would have shown a little Speed you wouldn't be without a ride. Here's another thing, you file suit against any NASCAR team and guess what, no team or owner will pick you up in the future. Good Luck Cry

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 11:18 pm

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

They didn't do anything for him, what is this, a Union sport now?  3 top 10's in 76 starts in Cup??  Really...  I think the question he needs to be asking himself is what did he do for Red Bull.  He has been around this sport for a while and I am sure he understands the reasons sponsors spend money is to see their logo on TV, which means you win races, win poles, have Top 10's....not you run in the pack and finish 25th.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:18 pm

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

He meant in terms of ending the contract a year early.  I'd be pissed too if I had a contract for 2011, and was told if not in a 3rd Cup car I would have a Nationwide ride, but ended up getting a fax that I was fired a week after the season is up.  I'd probably want to sue if I was approached during the season about a ride somewhere else but declined because I had a contract for 2011. 

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:05 pm

Speed upset with Red Bull, says lawsuit imminent

He says they didn't do anything for him......they only gave him a job for seven and half years and I'm sure made him a millionaire////I wish I only had it so bad........

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