Thursday, July 24, 2008

Back to the Short Track

With ARCA victory No. 2 in the bag, Scott Speed and Eddie Sharp Racing return to short track action Saturday at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

Scott, in the No. 2 Red Bull Toyota, won Friday night’s race at Kentucky when he led 39 laps and held off Sean Caisse on a last-lap restart to win by .561 of a second. It was his sixth top-five and ninth top-10 finish in 11 starts, and he trails championship leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by 65 points.

“We had passed each other a couple of times on restarts,” Scott said of his duel with Caisse. “On the last one, it was pretty aggressive. I was on the gas well before he was. He left a hole on the outside, and we got it done.”

Scott had little time to celebrate, however. After Friday’s race, he bolted for Tampa, Fla., to judge the Red Bull Flugtag event.

By the way, in the four ARCA short track races this season, Scott’s average start is 4.8 and his average finish is 6.3.


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