Amid rumours that both Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov are possible candidates to join Jarno Trulli could be contemplating a switch to NASCAR if not signed by Lotus for 2011Lotus in race-driving capacities next season, Jarno Trulli has been spotted in the United States.

His appearance Stateside has again set off rumours that the Italian is contemplating a switch to NASCAR, on the back of his test for the Michael Waltrip outfit during the 2009-10 off-season when Toyota’s F1 future was up in the air.

His pace at the time had been described as “very strong” and “on the pace of the best [drivers]” back then, and that the Pescara-born driver was also spied dining with former F1 driver and now-NASCAR regular Juan Pablo Montoya could have tongues wagging.

And as for staying on at Lotus next season, it is rumoured that both Trulli and his team-mate Heikki Kovalainen have signed contracts to remain at the Hingham squad next season, but the rumours have tended to refer more favourably to Kovalainen’s prospects than Trulli’s.

[Original image via LAT]

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