Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Be the Ball, Scott

If there’s anything Scott Speed envisions himself doing other than racing, it’s playing golf. “I wouldn’t be great at anything other than racing,” he admitted. “Maybe golf if I really worked at it. I would want to be the best at what I did.”

Scott’s golf game, built on accuracy off the tee and around the greens (Bull Rider can testify to that), got a little bit better after he spent two days with PGA Tour professional and Red Bull athlete Camilo Villegas.

In his third full season on tour, the Colombian-born Camilo, 26, sits 84th on the money list and 85th in the FedEx Cup standings with one top 10 in nine events. He’s tied for 23rd in scoring average (70.10), his all-around ranking is 18th and he uses an unusual low-to-the-ground crouching method to read putts. (To see why they call Camilo “Spider-Man,” click here.)

A July 2006 article in GQ said, “He’s got a closet full of tight trousers, a set of boxer’s biceps and more screaming female fans than Justin Timberlake.” That same year Camilo was one of the “Hottest Bachelors” in People magazine and Golf Digest’s “most ripped player on tour, Tiger Woods included.”

Scott gave Camilo a look into the world of racing Monday at Red Bull Racing Team's shop. Roles reversed Tuesday, as Scott shadowed Camilo during his practice round for this weekend’s Wachovia Championship in Charlotte.

Scott’s first ARCA victory Friday at Kansas moved him to fourth in the driver standings, 90 points behind leader Matt Carter heading into Sunday’s Carolina 500 at Rockingham Speedway. The Eddie Sharp Racing No. 2 Red Bull Toyota was fastest during testing there in March.


Blogger Kristin said...

I am OFFICIALLY jealous of Scott. Camilo is one of my favorite golfers. Good luck this weekend in Rockingham. We're all cheering for you, Scott.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

All Star fan voting has started on Nascar.com. Go put in a few votes. All my extra time will be spent voting. Brian (or AJ) needs in the race! Vote your butts off! My personal goal is 1 million votes! :)

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have Sprint, you can vote on your phone as well, and each Vote=2.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been voting like crazy too. I still am.

9:02 AM  

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