Scott Speed Rewrites A Classic This Weekend: A Tale of Two Cities

Horn FanSenior Writer IOctober 8, 2008

The (Scott) "Speed Demon" will have a busy but exciting race in weekend; he'll be traveling back and forth between Toledo, Ohio and Concord, North Carolina over the next four days.

Scott Speed will be attempting to compete in the season finale of the ARCA Re/Max Series, the Hantz Group 200 presented by Belle Tire and Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway. He will then make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

He will need to qualify on time on Thursday night, when qualifying is held for Saturday's race. If it rains, his Cup debut will have to wait.

I did check the weather for the Charlotte/Concord area, it's supposed to rain all day with scattered thunder storms Thursday night.

On Saturday, the Speed Demon will be qualifying his No. 2 Red Bull Toyota Camry for the ARCA race at Toledo Speedway at 3:30PM eastern time.

He will have a helicopter sitting across from the speedway, which will take him to Metcalf Field Airport, to a waiting private jet. That flight will get him, on time, to Lowe's Motor Speedway for the 7:25 p. m. start time for the Cup race.

Then Speed will repeat the process flying back to Toledo, Ohio on Sunday morning in time for the 2 p. m. start time of the Arca race .

It's a 200 Lap/100 mile race on a .5 oval and the final event of the 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series and part of ARCA's Championship Weekend at the Speedway and Speed TV will broadcast it on Sunday.

Entering the race, the Speed Demon holds a 85 point lead over Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

All Speed needs to do is finish 13th or better on Sunday and he will the Arca title, regardless of where Stenhouse finishes.

Here's a few others doing double duty running in ARCA and NASCAR this weekend.

Both Ken Schrader and David Regan will also have the same schedule as Speed.

Also, up and coming star John Wes Townley and his RAB Racing Team will be running the Nationwide race Friday night and the ARCA race Sunday afternoon.