The Numbers Say It All
It’s Friday the 13th, but that doesn’t mean luck isn’t on the side of Red Bull Racing Team this weekend at Michigan.
Consider the numbers:
+ Scott Speed, in the No. 2 Red Bull Toyota, took the pole for today’s ARCA race. He was the only driver to eclipse the 185-mph mark, and he starts along Eddie Sharp Racing teammate Justin Lofton.
+ In Brian Vickers’ last trip to 2-mile Michigan, he finished eighth in the No. 83. This could be another opportunity to gain some serious ground on the Chase. He’s only 112 points out of the top 12.
+ BV’s teammate, AJ Allmendinger, has momentum on his side, too. He’s coming off back-to-back eighth-place qualifying efforts and a career-best finish of 12th at Pocono. Also of note is that AJ climbed two spots in the owner standings to 37th. He’s only 140 points out of the top 35.
+ Scott has 100 more laps to race Saturday. He’ll drive Bill Davis Racing’s No. 22 Red Bull Toyota in the Craftsman Truck race.
+ Tune into “Trackside” at 8 tonight to watch AJ chat about the team’s recent success. He’ll visit the Speed set at around 8:30 p.m.
The goings-on at MIS:
Sprint Cup practice, 11:30 a.m. ET, Speed
Craftsman Truck practice, 1:30 p.m., Speed
Sprint Cup qualifying, 3:10 p.m., Speed
ARCA Wildlife 200, 5:15 p.m., Speed
Sprint Cup practice, noon and 1:20 p.m., Speed
Craftsman Truck Cool City 200, 3 p.m., Speed
Sprint Cup Lifelock 400, 2 p.m., TNT