Brazilian race car driver Bruno Senna is considering NASCAR as a back-up option should his Formula 1 journey end for now.

That is the claim of the Italiaracing website, in the wake of the Brazilian’s loss of his Lotus Renault GP race seat.

It is rumoured Senna, 28, could return to the team’s reserve role for 2012, but Italiaracing said NASCAR is another option, where his countryman Nelson Piquet Jr headed after his own F1 career foundered in 2009.

The report said Senna has ruled out America’s premier single seater series, IndyCar.

“My family would not let me (race there),” Ayrton Senna’s nephew is quoted as saying.

Senna is well supported by several major Brazilian companies.

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