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Ekstrom considered to replace Mears

Updated: May 29, 2010, 5:50 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Mattias Ekstrom, who won the Race of Champions for Red Bull in 2009 and is considered one of the top road course drivers in Europe, is being considered to replace Casey Mears in the June race at Infineon Raceway.

Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye said Ekstrom was impressive in a road course test at Virginia International Raceway this past week.

"We were worried about getting him up to speed," Frye said on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "He was up to speed ...

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