Fittipaldi best NASCAR finish was 24th

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- After two unsuccessful seasons in
NASCAR, former Champ Car and Formula 1 driver Christian Fittipaldi
has decided to return to Brazil to race stock cars.

Fittipaldi had been looking for work since his deal with
NASCAR's Petty Enterprises collapsed because of a lack of

"For various reasons I didn't have the success I was hoping
for," Christian Fittipaldi told Radio Jovem Pan on Saturday. "But
I'm glad I got the opportunity in Brazil, where everybody knows
stock car racing is growing rapidly."

Fittipaldi, nephew of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson
Fittipaldi, started 16 races in NASCAR, failing to finish better
than 24th.

The 34-year-old Brazilian signed a contract to drive for team
Avallone Motorsport beginning in May.