SceneDaily.com reports that Scott Speed, recently released by the Red Bull Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup team, is consulting with a lawyer about possible legal action over the dismissal.
“I'm obviously stupid disappointed that I didn't even get a phone call, not a conversation, not anything from anyone from [Red Bull headquarters in] Austria,” Speed told SceneDaily, adding that he believes he had a valid contract for the 2011 season. Speed would not comment on the terms of that contract on the advice of his attorney.
“They thought it was OK to kick me to the curb and not try to do absolutely anything for me,” Speed added. “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.'"
Although he was in Formula 1 with Red Bull's Toro Rosso junior team before his switch to NASCAR, Speed indicated he was not interested in returning to open-wheel cars, saying he wants to continue racing stock cars and would consider a ride with a Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series team.