Full of Bull: Brian Vickers and Scott Speed's Trip to Bristol

David PhillipsAnalyst IMarch 19, 2009

Full of Bull Vol. One Issue Five


Hello everyone, sorry it took so long to get the series out this week, but better late than never.

This week, as we all know, was an off week for the Sprint Cup guys, and a well-deserved one, I might add.

It's a tale of two story's so far this season, with Brian Vickers sitting comfortably in 11th in the points standings, and Scott Speed sitting in 37th.

Vickers, a native of Thomasville NC, goes to track that hasn't been to friendly to him in his nine Sprint Cup starts there—having a best of 12th back in 2005 and an average finish of 22nd. He also had led only one lap at the track.

Last year, Vickers finished 39th in this race and 20th in the fall race at BMS.

Vickers also has six Nationwide Series starts at the track. He has a best finish of seventh, and finished ninth in a Braun Racing Toyota last season.

Vickers is coming off his first top-five of the season, and third straight top 10. If not for the accident at Daytona, he would probably be better than he is in the points.

Speed, on the other hand, is sitting 37th in Sprint Cup points, and has one lone start at the track in the Camping World Truck Series. Last year, qualified on the pole and finished third.

Speed should be accustomed to the short tracks, having competed in the ARCA Re/Max Series last season where most tracks are shorter than Sprint Cup tracks.

Hopefully, Speed took his week off preparing to get back at it this weekend at BMS. He needs a top 15 or top 20 finish to lock himself in the Sprint Cup field after Bristol.

Speed will be in the No. 99 MWR Red Bull Toyota in Saturday's Nationwide race, getting some much needed practice to hopefully have a good run in the Sprint Cup race.

Vickers will take his first week off in the Nationwide Series and turn the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota over to Burney Lamar.

If you missed the previous issues check them out here: 4, 3, 2, 1.