Driver No. 2 Is Now Driver No. 1
It took Scott Speed 12 races spanning six months — 175 days, to be exact — to move into the ARCA RE/MAX Series points lead after a disastrous start at Daytona.
He left the season opener 37th in the standings after a wreck and DNF in Eddie Sharp Racing’s Red Bull Toyota. But Scott quickly moved into the top 10 in April at Iowa, the top five in June at Pocono and now, after a return trip to eastern Pennsylvania, the lead.
Driver No. 2 finished second in Saturday’s Pocono 200, falling just short of catching winner Justin Allgaier in the tunnel turn on the final lap. It was Scott’s eighth top five and 11th top 10, and he leads Matt Carter by 95 points entering Saturday’s race at Nashville.
ARCA’s diverse schedule doesn’t get any easier, as pavement racing soon goes out the window. After Nashville, ARCA cars hit the dirt at Illinois fairgrounds tracks in Springfield and DuQuoin.