This already has the early indications of another one of Team Red Bull's failed experiments to bring an open wheel driver into NASCAR.
While Speed did show much promise in his days in the ARCA series, minus the Toledo fiasco, he has only shown that same kind of promise once this year when he finished fifth at Talladega.
Speed has not made the field for two races this season (Texas and Darlington) and has 3 DNFs out of the 13 he raced in (Red Bull paid NEMCO to put Speed in the 87 at Darlington).
If Speed wants to have a chance at 2010, he needs to try to pull his head above water by getting the No. 82 back into the top 35 in owner points.
Red Bull has shown they will dump drivers mid-season, but I don't see anything happening to Speed until after 2009.
Who knows Red Bull may be the team who tries to bring Danica Patrick over from IRL and put her in either the 82 or resurrect the 84 and buy someone's owner points, perhaps the fifth team from Roush Fenway should they decide to just close it.