Friday, June 06, 2008

Lots of Miles — By Land and Air

Scott Speed hardly had the chance to celebrate his first victory in the Craftsman Truck Series. After winning one week ago at Dover, Scott bolted for the Red Bull Air Race World Series event in Detroit, and now he has a double-duty weekend on his hands, one that spans some 1,500 miles.

He was fastest in practice and took his first ARCA pole in Eddie Sharp Racing’s No. 2 Red Bull Toyota today at Pocono. Now he's off to Texas Motor Speedway for the truck race. Michael Annett is shaking down and qualifying Bill Davis Racing’s No. 22 Red Bull Toyota for the Sam’s Town 400. Scott will then jet set back to Pocono for Saturday’s ARCA Pocono 200.

“Looking at the track layout,” Scott said of 2.5-mile Pocono, “all three corners are quite different. Pocono seems to be a track that fits my driving style.”

Apparently, so.

On the Sprint Cup front …

AJ Allmendinger’s No. 84 was sixth and Brian Vickers’ No. 83 ninth in Friday’s practice. Qualifying for the Pocono 500 is set for 3:40 p.m. ET.


Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Good Luck Scott and the RBR teams this weekend!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Congrats on the ARCA pole Scott!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great qualifying for RBR. GL to Scott tonight. The #22 was fast in practice.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Way to go RBRT!

BV 15th
AJ 8th
SS 1st

A great day of qualifying!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Awesome job Red Bull Racing! Love seeing 2 Bulls in the show on Sunday. Good luck to both teams, and Scott Speed who is racing at Texas and Pocono this weekend. Hopefully pulling double duty isn't too much for him.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah, Kristin having 2 bulls is not that much of a big deal anymore. RBRT are top dogs now. ;) lol

but honestly, they're really that good now. I even forget sometimes that AJ is a GOGH car. He's a strong qualifier. I can't wait until we start saying we have 3 Bulls in the show.

Do you know what also has been helping AJ? ARCA Sim Racing and rFactor. AJ's been playing racing simulator games with Dale Jr at and other online leagues. And AJ's stats are pretty damn good at DMP. I hope to race AJ online someday.

5:25 PM  

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