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After starting 26th , Brian Vickers finished 14th in Sunday's race at Infineon Raceway. It was the fourth-straight top-15 finish for the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, as Brian tied a career-best mark at the northern California road course. Brian...

After starting 26th , Brian Vickers finished 14th in Sunday's race at Infineon Raceway. It was the fourth-straight top-15 finish for the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, as Brian tied a career-best mark at the northern California road course.

Brian climbed to 15th in the driver standings and is 104 points from earning the Chase's 12th and final invitation entering the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. One of Brian's four Sprint Cup poles came at NHMS (July 2005), and he's earned one top five there.

AJ Allmendinger's No. 84 struggled at Infineon, finishing 37th after the car encountered early electrical problems. Still, the No. 84 maintained its 37th -place position in the owner standings and is 129 points out of the top 35.

He finished 33rd in his lone start at New Hampshire (September 2007).

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In a stunning development, Scott Speed just chilled at his Mount Holly, N.C., home during some rare down time. He had been racing each week for nearly three months.

"I was MIA," he said. "I lost myself in my house for two days. Turned off my phone and just recovered."

Well rested, Scott returns to ARCA action this weekend north of the border at Cayuga Motor Speedway — a .625-mile short track in Nelles Corners, Ontario. Driving Eddie Sharp Racing's No. 2 Red Bull Toyota, Scott sits second in the race for the ARCA championship. He's only 95 points behind leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

His last short track start came in May at Toledo, where he finished sixth.

"We did all right," Scott said. "We should have won the thing, to be honest. We had a couple of things go wrong, but we were still pretty competitive. We've made improvements on the short-track car. (Cayuga) is a basic half-mile track. I think we're going to have a very, very fast car."

Scott's next scheduled Craftsman Truck race with Bill Davis Racing isn't until August at Bristol.

-credit: rbr

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Series ARCA , NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Scott Speed , Brian Vickers , Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Teams Red Bull Racing , Bill Davis Racing