Monday, April 14, 2008

Crash Course Continues

Now this is why Scott Speed is racing in ARCA — lots of laps in a short amount of time.

The 2008 opener came Feb. 9 in Daytona. It took 63 days for ARCA cars to compete again, with the most recent race coming Sunday in soggy Salem, Ind. After starting fifth, Speed finished fifth in the rain-delayed race. Not bad for a driver who’s seen only one other short track (the NASCAR Craftsman Truck event when he finished 10th at Martinsville).

But the ARCA season is getting set for a long green-flag run. Speed’s No. 2 Eddie Sharp Racing Red Bull Toyota races the next five weeks, beginning with 250 laps around Iowa Speedway on Saturday. He pulls double duty for the first time during the ARCA-Craftsman Truck weekend April 25-26 at Kansas.

In Speed’s first full season in his return stateside, he’ll compete at 25 different ovals. The full ARCA season takes Speed to 17 different tracks spanning 21 races — including two on dirt. And now that he’s the driver of the No. 24 Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra, he’ll visit Kansas, Charlotte, Dover, Michigan, Bristol, Talladega, Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.


Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Great job on a tough little track! Can't wait to watch the Charlotte truck race.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, most of those truck dates overlap with the cup weekend. So where is AJ's ride that they were working so hard to get him when he was sidelined? Whatever, thank goodness he is back in the car at Talladega!!

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously...shut up about AJ not getting the ride from reb bull on the weekends he was out of cup. I'm sure they didnt just say screw you and not try, but alot of owners might not want him, get over it and stop complaining.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You, Thank You, enough about AJ. You are right, no one else wanted him or he would have had a Truck ride.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Scott Speed is kicking ass!!!!!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the people who complain here about AJ's lack of seat time in his abscence from the 84 car, they had better hope he makes the Dega race or this comments section is going to blow up in a bad way...

6:29 AM  
Anonymous 83 fanatic said...

I am sick of the AJ talk, but making or not making Talladega will not be his fault or his credit. Restrictor qualifying is ALL about the car and judging from the last 2 rest. attempts I think he will be fine. The boys are obviously building some great speedway cars.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Hazleton Jason said...

I am going to back 83fanatic here-
If the car is fast in qual AJ is in, if not, not so much, it will have very little to do with him...

I don't understand all the hate on this board, it's like a line in the sand, EVERYONE loves Vickers- and either is backs Speed or Allmendinger, not not both. I am an Allmendinger fan first- and think he should have been racing, while off, but with that dead horse- he gets fresh slate now.

REMEMBER THO- Now there isn't 3 past champs stealing entry into these races, and the cars out of the top 35 are actually cars that suck.. If AJ misses now- I acknowledge it is on him...

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not everyone. I'm a fan of all 3. Vickers is my first, because I've been following him the longest.

I just wish that AJ would've gotten a Nationwide deal at the start of the season. I don't understand why he didn't look for a ride. even Vickers did, and Scott Speed is adding more races and testings to his schedule. by the way things have been going now, it seems like seat-time isn't important to him anymore.

I know Braun Racing could sign him for a few races 'cause they had a driver for the #32 last race that I've never heard of.

just my opinion.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Curt, We don't know who did what...Braun may be trying to develop a driver for themselves. I am sure AJ tried to get some extra seat time, he knows he needs as much as he can get. I root for all of them but have been a BV fan the longest. I think Nascar needs more personalities like AJ and SS.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to go and check out the video that is on BV's website. (It is just a link) It is great to see him doing something that supports our troops.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bv and Red Bull...Very Cool!!!

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at Walmart today and they had Red Bull on sale so I pretty much stocked up on it. :)

10:44 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I was coming over here to post about the article on BV's website. He does so much for our troops. Definitly an uplifting story to get us through the off-weekend. Hopefully Brian is able to rest and relax before heading out to Talladega next week.

7:16 PM  

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