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Scott Speed to race for Andretti in Miami

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Scott Speed will join the Andretti Formula E Team for the upcoming Miami ePrix, ensuring the American will take part in a home race.

Speed will line up alongside ex-Formula 1 racer Jean-Eric Vergne in the first of two home races in America for the Andretti team.

Having competed in GP2, Formula 1, A1GP and IndyCar, Speed is no stranger to single seater racing.

In more recent times, he has found himself racing in the NASCAR XFINITY series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

His nationality and racing career means it will be a familiar team to work with as the future debutant continues a full time campaign in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series.

While it will be the first race weekend in Formula E for Speed, it won’t be the first time he’s driven the Renault-Spark, having tested for the team during the Donington Park pre-season tests.

The ex-Toro Rosso racer will make his return to competitive single seater racing in Miami.

“It’s been so long since I raced an open-wheel car, I feel like I am getting ready for the first day of school,” Speed said. “So much excitement! Having this opportunity with Andretti is amazing. It’s super cool to be able to race so many different types of cars within the team. I am anxious to get to Miami, and I am up for the challenge.”

It continues a pattern of revolving doors for the Andretti team who after opening in the Beijing ePrix with Charles Pic and Franck Montangy, have seen the likes of Matthew Brabham, Vergne and Marco Andretti fill their places.

However, it remains to be seen whether Speed will become a permanent Andretti fixture, or whether it will be a fleeting appearance.

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A second year sports journalist at the University of Huddersfield, Tom Errington has spent over a year in the motorsport industry. He spent the 2014 season with SRO on British GT and British F3, even helping out with Blancpain in the Spa 24 Hours, before later becoming a freelancer with the Lotus F1 Team helping with PR and website content.
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