Scott's Back in Action
In a stunning development, Scott Speed just chilled at his Mount Holly, N.C., home during some rare down time. He had been racing each week for nearly three months.
“I was MIA,” he said. “I lost myself in my house for two days. Turned off my phone and just recovered.”
Well rested, Scott returns to ARCA action this weekend north of the border at Cayuga Motor Speedway — a .625-mile short track in Nelles Corners, Ontario. Driving Eddie Sharp Racing’s No. 2 Red Bull Toyota, Scott sits second in the race for the ARCA championship. He’s only 95 points behind leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
His last short track start came in May at Toledo, where he finished sixth.
“We did all right,” Scott said. “We should have won the thing, to be honest. We had a couple of things go wrong, but we were still pretty competitive. We’ve made improvements on the short-track car. (Cayuga) is a basic half-mile track. I think we’re going to have a very, very fast car.”
Scott’s next scheduled Craftsman Truck race with Bill Davis Racing isn’t until August at Bristol.
Cup blurb: Brian Vickers and AJ Allmendinger shake down their Red Bull Toyotas at noon ET. Qualifying for the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire begins at 3:10 p.m.