Red Bull GRC: Foust, Speed back for VW Andretti RX program

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Andretti Autosport’s Red Bull Global Rallycross program will return for 2015, with Tanner Foust and Scott Speed back in the team’s pair of Volkswagen Beetle GRC race cars for the full season.

The team switched from the older VW Polos to the Beetles late last season.

Foust will return to the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle GRC. Foust, GRC champion in 2011 and 2012 and runner-up in 2013, is also widely recognized for his rally driving skills, his stunt driving, and hosting the U.S. version of “Top Gear.”

”With several races in the Beetle GRC last year, the team has built a solid foundation for the 2015 season,” Foust said in a release. “Volkswagen and Andretti are a winning combination, and I’m sure we’ll be challenging for the championship by the time we get to Las Vegas in November.”

Foust’s Beetle was on display at this week’s Chicago Auto Show, at the Volkswagen stand.

No commercial partners have yet been named for Speed’s car. He won several GRC rounds in 2014.

“After racing the Beetle GRC in the season finale last year, I couldn’t be more excited to run this car for the full 2015 schedule,” Speed said. “Volkswagen and Andretti have done even more development in the offseason and the expectations are extremely high.”

The Red Bull GRC season opens in Tampa/St. Petersburg on May 31.