Friday, October 05, 2007

Speed To Race '08 ARCA Season

Team Red Bull formally announces an agreement with former Formula 1 Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Scott Speed to race the No. 2 Red Bull Toyota Camry with Eddie Sharp Racing for the 2008 ARCA Re/MAX Series Season. Red Bull may consider occasional opportunities for Speed in NASCAR as the 2008 season progresses.

From Scott's Mouth...“I’m really excited to race ARCA because it’s an opportunity to learn a completely new animal for me - stock car racing - without being put under a huge spotlight. One of the great things about ARCA is that you have a whole field full of young guys like me just trying to make a name in this sport. It’s hard to judge the level of competition I’ll face next year, but that’s just part of the fun.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Speed will be getting some experience before throwing him into cup racing.

I see that BV will qualify 19th again this week and AJ will be 34th.
Good luck TRB!!!

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at the first practice speeds the go or go home cars must be doing single car runs. They are all groped together at the bottom of the pack with BV 40th fastest ( 6th of the go homers) and AJ 46th. It will be interesting to see how they can improve on their second practice.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoping the second practice session goes better - AJ needs to find some more speed. Neither one is fast enough for comfort!! Good Luck guys - we are behind you 100%.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want to jinx Speed but so far so good half way through. It would be nice to see him in the top ten even though it’s an ARCA race. GO TRB!

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Good job in practice guys. Hopefully everything stays the same tomorrow for qualifying and there will be 2 Red Bull cars in the race! Good Luck!

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boy that team sure knows how to set up a fast speedway car, must of made the regular guys mad as hell to see a rookie drive past them only because they got out spent not out driven

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Renegade said...

7th place finish, Rock on Scott

4:47 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

Nice job SS!

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job SS! Seventh place finish your first time out is great. Speed may be a rookie in this type of racing but he has probably more experience “RACING” than half the field in this race.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Good Luck Qualifying tomorrow Brian and AJ! We're behind you guyz 100%...Bring it on!

Rock 'Dega 83 and 84!!!


5:50 PM  
Anonymous curt said...

awesome job by Scott! he would've gotten a top 5 if there was 1 more lap.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job Scott Speed

6:42 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Good Luck tomorrow BV and AJ. Here's to two Red Bull's in the show.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous homer said...


7:38 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Scott Speed impressed me a lot. That minor incident he was in was totally not his fault. I hope to god SS ends up with TRB in a few seasons.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:41PM Eastern time and qualifying has begun. Jarrett is the pole setter after 9 cars out.

Good luck TRB!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

Vickers is on the pole right now!!!!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Bob in Philly said...

11Very Nice Lap Brian New Pole Setter after 19 drivers

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

AWESOME!!! Way to go Vickers!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ is 7th!!!! Looking great for TRB.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

A Huge improvement for TRB at plate tracks! Total crap that AJ misses the show, unbelievable! Congrats #83 team!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous 83redbullet said...

Man, what a great day! I'm so frickin' happy! BRING ON DAYTONA 2008! Great job TRB, Brian and AJ! I guess I know now why JGR is switching to TOYOTA.


11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ misses another race, and misses every plate race this season.

What crap. I'm happy that Vickers makes it, but I wanted AJ in as well; so what gives there? Can someone please give me an explanation? :(

11:37 AM  
Anonymous 83redbullet said...

AJ is still in! What are you guys talking about? He's on the bubble as we speak!! Go AJ! The sun is out now with 2 to go.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we're watching on TV is a delay. 00 knocked him off.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous 83redbullet said...

OK, now he's out. Still, what a great day for Toyota. Kick-A tomorrow, Brian! Let's go #83! Bring home another trophy! What a salute to Vickersville!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullet the TV is way behind, need to check the computer...

11:53 AM  
Anonymous 83redbullet said...

Hmmm, tape delay...Keyrock not know what that is. I'm a simple caveman...

11:55 AM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

Vicker qualified 3rd and A.J. 10th. Go Team Red Bull!!!!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

Nevermind. A.J missed the race.

12:09 PM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

I hope BV isn't total crap to start the race. When the top 11 speeds are go or go homers, you know they are going for straight qualifying setup on a impound race. Hopefully they can get an early caution and change springs or something to be competitive.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heartbreaking - qualify 9th fastest for this race and you have to load up and go home. Nascar has to seriously look at their procedures. These guys work to hard for this. :(

12:20 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Great job today Brian and the 83 crew. Can't wait to see you in action at Dega!!!

I hate it that AJ missed this race. NASCAR has got to do something about this. It's just wrong.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

Not much you can change on the COT superspeedway cars. Just hope the motor runs all day (or until the big one) Lets be positive about starting 3rd and not look to find all the possible problems.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qualifying 9th on speed but still going home must be a new record. How can NASCAR call it racing?
Sorry AJ you deserve better, Brian please beat Waltrip! Good luck tomorrow.....

2:51 PM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

Go on . Put in "The Cloak". You will die laughing!!! :)

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9th place and they send you packing- dont know of any other racing series in the world that qualifies this way. Extremely unfair to all all involved. They were saying the top 35 cars never even put a qualifying set up on their cars during practice. How is this racing? They keep talking about losing ratings - maybe if people had to watch to see if their driver actually made the race they would get more people watching. There are other ways to make sure their top drivers and sponsors get in if they have a bad run. Penalizing the smaller teams is not the right way to do this!!!
Sorry for AJ - this really sucks.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to be a Team Red Bull fan, but this is crap. I know this website and blog is all biased toward BV and everyone is satisfied with him getting in the race and thats the most important thing in everyones opinion, but this sucks. AJ and the 84 team are working their asses off and no one cares cause the 83 team got in. They dont get the credit they deserve. Also everyone has this Scott Speed fetish now since he finished a fantastic 7th in an ARCA race. I am sure you are all ready to move him right into cup and take over the 84 right? So I just feel bad for everyone associated with the 84 team and wish someone truly cared about what they are going thru. So great for BV and all of his fans. Good riddens.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

Dude, get a grip. Me and a number of other posters have been BV fans for YEARS. I root for AJA and the 84 team too, but I am a BV fan first. And no, I have no desire to see SS take AJ's seat. So get a grip, we are not all happy that half of TRB is going home. But I have been a BV fan longer than TRB has been around.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Mileeta said...

Seriously, you think that people are happy that AJ is going home? NOBODY is happy about that! Our drivers are part of a team, and that's that! AJ put forth one hell of a run, and was the 9th fastest guy to qualify, but NASCAR has some ridiculous rules ICO the top 35, and because of that he got screwed. There's not much that we can do about it though, and that's why I think everyone is so positive for BV. Good luck tomorrow TRB!

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Speed? Are you kidding me - so he finished 7th in an Arca race. The 84 has had to work so hard to get where they are now. BV has much more experience than AJ, and he has come along so much this year. Its Nascars fault that the 84 team is not in the race tomorrow with their stupid rules, not AJs nor anybody else on the team. Go AJ!

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear AJ isn't in this race but at least Brian is. Last week both were out. I was at that race and I can tell you how dishearten it was not to have a TRB driver to cheer on! We are excited for the small victories.

Getting back to someone’s post about how they will do once the race starts, well I was on the Blaney Message Board (pretty interesting posts) and someone posted this:

“Talladega historically is not a handling track. From what I heard is that Toyota has figured out something with the COT and the restrictor plate tracks that most teams cannot figure out. So I would look for the Toyotas to be strong all day. As long as the engines hold up and they stay out of trouble this could easily be a first win for a Toyota”

I don’t know by what authority this person has this knowledge at least it sounds encouraging. Just looking for something to hang my hat on!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

I have a little story.

Last year when BV won this race I was at the Pumpkin Festival (craft show my grandparents do every year). Well, I was there today and BV qualifies 3rd. My grandparents are in the exact same spot as they were last year. This is a lucky spot for Brian! ;) I'll be there all day tomorrow listenin to my radio and cheerin for BV!

I'm so excited and cant wait for tomorrow's race. Good luck Brian!

It does suck that AJ didnt get in though! I would have loved to of seen him racin too!

7:23 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

AJ should seriuosly be in the race tomorrow but it all comes back the DUMP NASCAR rules about the top 35. AJ and BV have BOTH been bitten by the DUMP rules this season so I quit counting after the fourth time. AJ and TRB period have worked way to hard this season for this to keep happening to them. SO NASCAR needs to wake up an change the Top 35 Rule for next season. US Team Red Bull fans are just happy to get one car in each then we become extremly happy when both BV and AJ make the race.AJ and BV will be blowing away the field next season starting at Daytona.

I know that I just as happy to have BV racin tomorrow but I much rather have both AJ and BV racin tomorrow. Like the person above me said it today was a much differnt qualifing result were at least we have one Bull in the show compared to none.I would much rather be routing for one Bull then none at all like I had to do last week. But I still had fun.

Good Luck tomorrow BV and the 83 crew.

We have Wingzs and WE BELIEVE!

AJ: Go Get'em Next Week in Charlotte. Yes Sexy is back in NASCAR with Team Red Bull having in my opinion the two Sexiest Drivers out their period.

BV and the 83 Crew: This is are race to WIN tomorrow. Go get Cup Career win #2 BV. And please bring home Toyota's First Career Cup WIN tomorrow Team Red Bull. I'm smelling Victory BV.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching Trackside on Speed and Kyle Petty said that he was impressed with the Toyota's during practice and qualifying and he wouldn't be surprised if a Toyota gets the first win of the season.

I just hope its Brian and TRB! Good luck tomorrow.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do know how hard the 84 team works and how totally devastated they are when they dont make it in. But the team stands by each other, then on Monday they get up and start working at it again. AJ has alot of fans behind him, maybe we just dont happen to posting here on the blog. So to the 84 team- keep up your hard work, it will pay off in the end and dont stop believing in each other!

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

I would expect to see some changes in the qualifying procedures next year, after this race. This result makes NASCAR look terrible.

I personally liked the old provisional system, but if we aren't going to have it or something like it, I would like to see a secured spot for the top 35 cars in owners points limited to the top 25 cars and see all the cars outside the top 25 qualify together.

I've seen a lot of proposed changes to the chase system, but I really, really hate it. I forget which reporter suggested it a few years ago, but I love the idea of not issuing points below 20th place, and awarding substantially more points for a win, similar to an F1 style points system.

What do you all think? What should the points system be going forward?

10:26 PM  
Anonymous 83redbullet said...

Ahhhhh! It's raceday! Hooray! I'm so excited for the engines to roar in a few hours. Despite the fact that we're starting third, the only thing I'm worried about is getting around Mikey before he causes "The Big One."

Let's go #83!!!

7:00 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Good luck Brian!!! =)

7:34 AM  
Blogger Mouse said...

Man, sometimes I think people need to consider a Valium before they post comments on this blog.

Despite the 84 going home (which is insanely stupid and proof that Nascar needs to do something about this qualifying format), it hasn't been a bad weekend so far for TRB. There's nothing to be ashamed of in qualifying 9th.

And while I don't want to see Scott Speed thrown into Nascar too soon (and definitely not in the 84), he really surprised me with the 7th place finish. Nice work, TRB.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I agree with you 100% mouse. Good luck to 83 team keep it up front and out of trouble!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Good Luck Brian and 83 Crew!!!
Rock 'Dega!!!
Use them WINGZ!!! :D


11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was BV in that crash?

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least we learned how fast the TRB COT can be on the plate tracks, today.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame! BV had a good car. Brought it to the front twice today. Doesn’t seem like we can get a break!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confident that BV will be able to race his way into the 2008 Daytona 500.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Awesome job today BV and the whole 83 team. You guys had one hell of a car. If it wasnt for the MF'ing transmission we would have been out front of the big one. But way to show everything you had. Good luck at Lowe's hopefully we have a repeat performace!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok Nathen where you the Owners Standing please.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like the #22 moved into the 35th spot and the #21 down to 36th. I guess we can look for Elliott back in the #21 until this changes.

The #83 had a very strong car and would have been up there if it weren’t for the wreck. Good luck next week TRB!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

34 Kyle Petty 45 2,297 -3,393 30
35 Bill Davis 22 2,295 -3,395 30
36 Glen Wood 21 2,244 -3,446 30
37 James Rocco 10 2,020 -3,670 30
38 Dietrich Mateschitz 83 1,936 -3,754 30
39 Calvin Wells, III 00 1,930 -3,760 30

5:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

It's a good thing that Scott Speed is passionate to have more experience in racing. It is a great opportunity for him to become more hardcore and more experienced racer.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

So today was good and bad:
the wreck and tranny issues BAD
the speed and running up front GOOD

I'm excite about Brian, TRB, and 2008...they really showed their stuff today...and realistically, Brian could have been caught up in that wreck even if he didn't have the tranny issues, BLab was 5th...It just wasn't meant to be today...Still a great effort by the guyz! I'm so proud to be a Brian/TRB fan! Y'all ROCK! :D

BETTER Luck @ Charlotte!!!


8:27 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

MRN made it sound like the tranny issue was due to BV grabbing the wrong gear during the green flag pit stops so at least they know what caused the issue verses something completely random happening like in some of the races.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

I'm glad he's going to get some experience in ARCA before moving up.

7:28 AM  

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