The F1 and NASCAR driver has been with Red Bull for seven years, entering F1 as the first American driver in years before returning Stateside to race stock cars, still under Red Bull's auspices. And now, according to SceneDaily, he's suing his patron and employer to the tune of $6.5 million.
The reason? Breach of contract. According to the suit filed in North Carolina Superior Court, Red Bull significantly cut Speed's salary – by some half-million bucks, according to the complaint – and further failed to provide the budget his team needed to mount a competitive challenge.
[Source: SceneDaily.com | Image: Jason Smith/Getty]