Sunday, August 10, 2008

Speed Bags Win No. 4

Scott Speed headed into Nashville determined to extend his points lead. Mission accomplished, as Speed’s fourth ARCA RE/MAX Series victory of the season padded his championship lead to 140 points over Matt Carter.

“This win is great,” said Speed, who led the final eight laps of the Toyota 150. “I just paced myself and remained calm within the last few laps, and it all worked out. My hat is off to my guys. They are awesome, and they deserve this more than anyone.”

Speed twice tested with Eddie Sharp Racing at Nashville over the past few weeks and felt confident on the concrete. He capitalized on repeated on-track incidents between Justin Allgaier and Sean Caisse, and passed Caisse with three laps to go. Just as Speed took the white flag, another caution set up ARCA’s mandatory green-flag finish, but Speed and the No. 2 Red Bull Toyota drove away from second-place Jeremy Clements and won by five car lengths.

“When the opportunity presented itself,” Speed said, “I took it … just played out the race and waited to lead until the end. Those are the only laps you need to lead anyways.”

With seven races remaining, Speed leads the series in all major statistical categories — four wins, nine top fives and 12 top 10s.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

another solid run from the 84. Keep it up AJ!!!

6:07 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Wow, it's been a great weekend for Red Bull Racing! First Scott wins, and now AJ is in the Top 35. Congratuatliosn!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Amzy said...

A.J.'s only 8 points ahead of 36th in owner points, but after the next race will make that gap larger!

7:02 PM  
Anonymous tracy said...

Great job by Scott. Looked like he was going to be stuck with third, but was ready to pounce when trouble struck. Red Bull looks so good in Victory Lane. I can't wait until they get there in Cup. Either one would be great, but I'm a little partial to that pretty silver one (and maybe the driver just a little.)

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations to the entire Red Bull organization on a really good showing this weekend. Too bad RB didn't put together a development program for AJ like they have for Scott--I think AJ would have been in victory lane by now if he had had some learning time before being thrown to the wolves. Great job guys!

9:22 AM  

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