VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS: Andretti Sports Marketing and Volkswagen of America have joined up to form the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team to race 560-plus-horsepower, all-wheel-drive GRC Beetles in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series this summer. Drivers will be Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. The two modified VW Beetles roared onto the stage during their introduction on Feb. 6, during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show media days. Tanner Foust, GRC champion in 2011 and 2012 and runner-up in 2013, will drive the Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle. Foust is also widely recognized for hosting the U.S. version of Top Gear , for his rally driving skills, and for his stunt driving—he holds records for distance jumping and looping the loop in a car. Scott Speed will be racing the 7UP entry for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team. As well as being a standout in the 2013 GRC Series, winning two races in and finishing fifth overall, Speed has competed at the very pinnacle of motorsports, driving Formula 1 for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2006 and 2007. He also competed in NASCAR between 2008 and 2013. The Red Bull Global Rallycross series opens in May. The definitive GRC Beetle will appear at the X Games in June in Austin, TX.
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