Nelson Piquet Jr. raced to a hard-fought 3rd place at The Dirt Track at Charlotte last weekend, marking his second podium finish in two weeks. Piquet, who raced from 7th to 3rd, also extended his provisional championship lead to 46 points over driver Scott Speed.
“It was good to spend a weekend here at home and see friends and family,” the Charlotte native said after the race. “The weekend had a lot of ups and downs coming in with the points lead, we tried to eliminate all the risks we had, but until the final it was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. We were just up and down and running around.”
The Charlotte race marked the halfway point of the 2014 season of the Red Bull Global Rallycross champion series. Next up for Piquet and SH Racing Rallycross is the inaugural running of rallycross racing at Daytona International Speedway Aug. 22-23. NBC will cover the Aug. 23 action live at 2:30 p.m.