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Scott Speed returns to Sprint Cup this weekend at Indy

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Scott Speed is returning to NASCAR's Sprint Cup series starting this weekend at Indianapolis.

Max Q Motorsports announced on Monday that they've signed the mercurial Speed to run the No. 37 Ford Fusion this weekend. Speed hasn't yet run in the 2011 season after being released by Red Bull at the end of last year. In his 76 Sprint Cup-level races, Speed achieved one top-5 and three top-10s. He also had one win in the truck series.

Speed will be running at Indy, Pocono and Watkins Glen, and hopes to run the rest of the season if sponsorship is available, so start saving those pennies now, Speed fans.

One caveat: the No. 37 currently sits at 39th in owners' points, so Speed will need to qualify on, yep, speed at Indy. Previously this season, the 37 has been driven by Tony Raines in 11 races and Robert Richardson Jr. and Chris Cook for one race apiece.

Speed, of course, is still involved in a lawsuit with Red Bull; most recently he received a lien against Red Bull upon news of its potential sale.

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