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02/18/10
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Wind Tunnel Sunday
Featured Interview      Nelson Piquet Jr. (Camping World Truck Series Rookie)

Former Formula One driver and current Camping World Truck Series rookie, Nelson Piquet Jr., will be a featured guest on Wind Tunnel this Sunday February 21st.

As the son of 3-time F1 World Champion, Nelson Piquet, Nelson Piquet Jr. spent years in the open wheel racing ranks aspiring to follow in his father’s footsteps. His success in British Formula 3 and GP2 caught the eye of the F1 world and in 2008, he landed a race seat with Renault F1. But that seat lasted just a year and a half before he was replaced as Fernando Alonso’s teammate.

Shortly thereafter, Piquet Jr., was involved in a controversy with team boss Flavio Briatore in which Piquet claimed Briatore told him to deliberately crash at the end of the 2008 Singapore GP to ensure his teammate would win the race. This controversy yielded Briatore an immediate ban from the sport, which has since been over-turned, but it also seems to have painted Piquet in a negative light with the sport’s elders.

So with that as background, Piquet, made the switch from open wheel to NASCAR this year, and in his debut race in the Camping World Truck Series in Daytona last week, he finished an impressive 6th and will be here to tell us about it.

Featured Interview      Lyn St. James (Former Champ Car and IndyCar Series Driver)

Former Sports Car, Champ Car, and IndyCar Series driver, Lyn St. James, will also be a featured guest on Wind Tunnel this Sunday.

As one of the most successful female racers in American motorsports history, St. James is a 2-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner, 12 Hours of Sebring winner, IMSA GT race winner, and she was the 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year when she finished 11th.

Currently, Lyn runs the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation where she helps aspiring female racers achieve their goals. We’ll talk to Lyn about her career, the challenges women drivers face, and get her thoughts on ‘Danica-Mania’.

Featured Interview      Ryan Dungey (AMA Supercross Title Contender)

AMA Supercross title contender, Ryan Dungey, will also be a featured guest on Wind Tunnel this Sunday. In just his rookie season at the sport’s top level....riding for Roger DeCoster’s Rockstar/Makita Suzuki team...Dungey has 2 wins and is tied for the series points lead.

We’ll talk to Ryan about his instant success, chances at earning the championship, and hear what he’s learned from mentors DeCoster and 15-time series champ, Ricky Carmichael.

This Week’s Races

Sprint CUP and Nationwide Series in Fontana, CA
NHRA in Phoenix
AMA Supercross in Indianapolis

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