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Rallycross: Nelson Piquet Jr. joins SH Racing

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Former Formula 1 and NASCAR driver, Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. will contest the 2014 Global Rallycross season with team SH Racing.

SH Racing will run the full season this year with Piquet driving the No. 07 Ford Fiesta ST.

The car will be sponsored by N.O.-XPLODE in six of the 10 events, including the X Games Austin.

For Piquet Jr, the Global Rallycross is a new opportunity after a lack of sponsorship ended his partnership with Turner-Scott Motorsports in NASCAR.

The son of three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet Sr. became the first Brazilian to win a NASCAR national series race in 2012 when he won the Nationwide event at Road America, and he scored Truck Series wins at Michigan and Las Vegas.