Texas II: Scott Speed race report

+ TWO-STEPPING AT TEXAS He battled with Johnny Benson and Todd Bodine, sliced and diced with Mike Skinner, had it out with Ron Hornaday. They're all grizzled veterans that have shown Scott Speed a thing or two this season - Friday night ...

+ TWO-STEPPING AT TEXAS

He battled with Johnny Benson and Todd Bodine, sliced and diced with Mike Skinner, had it out with Ron Hornaday. They're all grizzled veterans that have shown Scott Speed a thing or two this season - Friday night included.

Speed finished 10th at Texas Motor Speedway, just another lesson learned in the Craftsman Truck Series that can only help his Sprint Cup career with Red Bull Racing Team.

"The most important thing is experience," said Speed, who ended up 26th in June's Texas truck race after a late spin down the frontstretch.

"More laps driving anything, especially against this caliber of competition, all helps. I'm learning so much running with these really good drivers at the front. It's just an amazing amount of information that I'm taking in."

Speed started 18th and drove into the top 10 in 15 laps, running as high as fifth at halfway. Fighting a tight condition in traffic, Speed's last pit stop for four tires and fuel came on lap 96. He restarted 14th and charged to 10th, as the No. 22 Red Bull Toyota was the fastest truck for 10 of the final 20 laps.

It was Speed's eighth top-10 finish in 14 races (to go along with a victory and four top fives), and only once has he finished outside the top 15 in his past seven starts.

Speed will run the final two Craftsman Truck Series races with Bill Davis Racing at Phoenix and Miami.

-credit: rbr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Scott Speed
Teams Red Bull Racing , Bill Davis Racing