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.”
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.