Charlotte – VARX Race Preview

Scott Speed

Scott Speed, No. 77 7UP Volkswagen Polo

  • After suffering an unfortunate disqualification at Volkswagen Rallycross NY, Speed now sits 35 points behind Nelson Piquet Jr. in the drivers' championship standings
  • As the defending champion at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Mt. Holly, N.C. resident hopes to capture his third win of the season in front of the hometown crowd

"Overall I think we once again showed that the Andretti Autosport Volkswagens' are the quickest cars out there and the one-two result at Volkswagen Rallycross NY definitely reflected that. The disqualification is very unfortunate and something that we could have predicted going into the weekend. This obviously puts us in a tough position to regain those points, but I'm confident we can fight our way back in the championship. Thanks to the team for another great effort, we'll get our revenge this weekend in Charlotte."

Tanner Foust

Tanner Foust, No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo

  • Volkswagen Rallycross NY was Foust's fifth career Global Rallycross victory and 15th career podium finish in 27 career starts.
  • The two-time Global Rallycross series champion currently sits seventh in the drivers' championship standings

"I've been fortunate to win the last two races I've entered in rallycross, one in Finland (WRC) and last weekend at Volkswagen Rallycross NY, and I'd like to keep that run going! Last year at Charlotte I had a roll and a few mechanical problems that I fought, but the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway all together was awesome. I'm looking forward to taking a second shot at that track with the potent little Volkswagen Andretti Polo R."


Wednesday, July 23

Scott Speed
Volkswagen of South Charlotte – Autograph Session
9900 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, July 24

Scott Speed & Tanner Foust
Hendrick Volkswagen of Concord – Autograph Session
7500 Hendrick Auto Plaza NW
Concord, NC 28027
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
*The Rockstar Energy Drink and 7UP Volkswagen Beetles will be on display

Saturday, July 26

Scott Speed & Tanner Foust
Global Rallycross Autograph Session
Concourse Area – Charlotte Motor Speedway
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

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