BV Goes Big Off the Tee
No U.S. Open, no Tiger Woods and no nude beaches off the 13th tee. Still, Brian Vickers showed he can drive much more than a race car.
Brian, 24, won the second round of the HP Tee Shot Tour on Thursday at The Grande Golf Club in Jackson, Mich. On the lighted 395-yard par 4 first hole, Brian’s ball traveled great distances as he won the driver and team categories. He was paired with Kevin Bullard, who’s a regular in the power golf series with NASCAR drivers and long drive professionals.
The winning cumulative score at the end of six events will have $25,000 donated in their name to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Some of the NASCAR competition includes Elliott Sadler, J.J. Yeley, Marcos Ambrose, Stephen Leicht and David Ragan.
As for the whole nude beach thing, locals really can strut in the buff at Black’s Beach, which is about a wedge away from this weekend’s U.S. Open gallery gathering around the tee box on No. 13 at Torrey Pines.
Cup at Michigan: Qualifying was rained out, meaning Brian’s No. 83 starts 18th and AJ Allmendinger’s No. 84 rolls off 39th in Sunday’s Lifelock 400. They have two practice sessions today (noon and 1:20 p.m. ET).
Speed at Michigan: After starting from the pole and leading 14 laps, Scott Speed finished fourth in Saturday’s rain-delayed ARCA race, won by Eddie Sharp Racing teammate Justin Lofton. He still has the Craftsman Truck race to run at 3 p.m.