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Piquet Junior heads to the trucks

ESPNF1 Staff
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Nelson Piquet Jr looks set for a season in the Truck Series © Getty Images
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Former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. will drive in the Trucks Series for Kevin Harvick Inc next season.

Piquet, whose Formula One career was effectively ended by his involvement in the Crashgate scandal, drove five races this last season for two different Trucks Series teams. His best finish was sixth at Daytona.

Piquet says the timing of the announcement with Harvick and the conclusion of his libel suit against Renault last week is coincidental.

KHI plans to field three trucks next season. The team did not announce Piquet's crew chief, truck number or sponsor.