Earlier this season: When we visited Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, both Red Bull Toyota's raced to top-10 finishes, the third best combined finish for the company. Scott Speed crossed the line in 10th, and Brian Vickers in seventh. It was ...
Earlier this season: When we visited Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, both Red Bull Toyota's raced to top-10 finishes, the third best combined finish for the company. Scott Speed crossed the line in 10th, and Brian Vickers in seventh. It was Vickers' third top-10 finish in a row at Atlanta and fifth in the past six races. He's driven to top-10 finishes in half of his 14 starts at the 1.54-mile quad-oval, making it easy to see why he calls AMS one of his favorite tracks.
Hometown Kids: Atlanta Motor Speedway is the home track for No. 83 driver Reed Sorenson, who grew up in nearby Peachtree City, Ga. At the age of six, he began his racing career, dominating the Quarter Midget and Legends ranks around the Southeast. Upon high school graduation from Woodward Academy in 1998, he was on his way to NASCAR at age 18. Also hailing from Georgia is No. 83 rear tire carrier Dwayne Moore, born in Griffin.
History at AMS: Scott Speed has four Sprint Cup and two Truck Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the NSCS garage, Speed has one top-10 finish (Spring '10). In his two NCWTS starts, Speed's best finish of fifth came in Fall '08. In nine Cup starts, Reed Sorenson owns one top-five and three top-10 finishes, with his best finish of third coming in the Fall 2007.
Golfing for Charity: The Fourth Annual Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 3, at the Crystal Lake Golf Course and Country Club in Hampton, Ga. All proceeds will benefit the Speedway Children's Charities in Atlanta. Golfers can expect to play with several NASCAR drivers, including Sorenson and his Red Bull teammate Scott Speed. For more information, check out www.reedsorenson.com.
Points Update: Scott Speed remains 28th in the overall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner standings and 27th in the driver standings. The No. 83 team gained a position after Bristol and now sits 26th in owner points.