NASCAR & Auto Racing

Scott Speed testing in team's Sprint Cup cars

Former Formula One driver and current Red Bull Racing development driver Scott Speed is participating in his first test with cars in the Sprint Cup Series this week, team officials confirmed.

Speed, who won last weekend's Automobile Racing Club of America race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., is testing a Cup car at Nashville Superspeedway Tuesday and Wednesday, team general manager Jay Frye said.

Speed is expected to get the opportunity to run some Cup races this season for Red Bull, but Frye said no decision had yet been made when and where his debut would be attempted.

The 25-year-old native of Manteca, Calif., won his first NASCAR race earlier this season when he won the Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover, Del. He has three wins this season in the ARCA series and is 55 points out of the lead of the series' standings.

Red Bull currently fields Toyotas in the Cup series for Brian Vickers and A.J. Allmendinger.