Will Ekstrom do more NASCAR? Audi says he hasn't asked... (LAT photo)
Audi has indicated reluctance to allow its DTM ace Mattias Ekstrom to compete in any more NASCAR races this year, despite Red Bull's desire to give the Swede more oval outings.
Ekstrom impressed the Red Bull team on his oval racing debut at Richmond earlier this month, when he finished 31st. Both team and driver stated their desire to link up again in the future after the race, but Audi has played down the possibility of Ekstrom returning to America.
"For me, this issue is finished," head of Audi Sport Wolfgang Ullrich told AUTOSPORT. "Mattias did not ask me for another [NASCAR] race – we never talked about it. I think he gave a clear statement that for him the NASCAR experience is done. If he does ask to go back, then we will see what it is and what it means."
Red Bull's NASCAR squad is reportedly considering Ekstrom for multiple races between now and the end of the season.