Saturday, February 28, 2009

Speed on Nationwide Pole


Scott Speed wasted no time in getting up to speed in the Nationwide Series. He’ll start his first Nationwide race from the pole, turning a lap at 182.451 mph during Saturday morning’s qualifying session.

Speed, in the No. 99 Red Bull Toyota, is making his Nationwide Series debut with Michael Waltrip Racing in today’s Sam’s Town 300. Speed’s schedule calls for 13 Nationwide races this season, with the next coming March 21 at Bristol.

His teammate at Red Bull Racing Team, Brian Vickers, starts 10th in Braun Racing’s No. 32 Toyota.

9 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

Awesome job for Scott. Wish we could have seen him race more. But hey, at least he lead 2 laps.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

I wish BV was running the full season in the Nationwide series. Great job by the pit crew (again). I'm not surprised.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should address your negative comments about the pit crew to Braun Racing since I believe that crew comes from Braun, not Red Bull.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Nomar said...

Who says he's not? Curt's not the kind of member who goes around slandering the wrong person.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

Dude, I'll be completely honest, I jumped off my chair and started to cuss when I saw the mistake. I really hope they turn things around soon. I'm not sure if it's the same crew from the Cup side, but I wasn't really referring to that. The #32 pit crew hasn't been as good their competition has. They're choking under pressure.

Brian did his part and the crew didn't. It just really sucks :(

8:36 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

It is a Braun crew and they have been bad this year. Hopefully they can figure it out

11:21 AM  
Blogger Nomar said...

Great run today. I'm extremely proud of Brian and the team. This was not a finish I was anticipating. I would have been happy in the top 20, but to come home 8th was a real pleasure.

Good job Scott on the 21st place finish as well.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Nick B said...

Good week for Brian....2 top 10's last week and a top 5 and top 10 this week. up to 17th in cup points. Hopefully Brian will change his mind and run the full Nationwide schedule. Good efforts on the cup side.

good top 25 for scott too!

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vickers is 17th in the drivers' standings, 24 points behind 12th.

Speed is 36th in the drivers' standings and the 82 is 37th in the owners' standings, eight points behind 35th in both cases.

6:56 AM  

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