Michigan: Red Bull Racing team race report

'SCHOOL' IN SESSION The closing laps of the Cool City Customs 200 were anything but, as Red Bull's Scott Speed experienced some of the most heated racing he's seen to date in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. "I'm learning so much now that I...

'SCHOOL' IN SESSION

The closing laps of the Cool City Customs 200 were anything but, as Red Bull's Scott Speed experienced some of the most heated racing he's seen to date in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

"I'm learning so much now that I am running with these really good drivers at the front. It's just an amazing amount of information that I'm taking in," said Scott, whose third-place finish Saturday at Michigan International Speedway came two weeks after his first truck victory at Dover.

After starting fifth, he led twice for 17 laps in the No. 22 Red Bull Toyota while battling bumper to bumper with NCTS veterans Benson, Bodine, Hornaday and Skinner. According to Speed, his Tundra was near perfect and barely even needed a tweak during the 100-lap race. In Speed's first weekend racing at Michigan, he ran fourth in the morning ARCA race, and then earned his second top-five and fourth top-10 in just eight truck starts.

"I certainly learned a lot on the restarts, I'm still getting schooled a bit," he admitted. "Johnny (Benson) did me dirty on the outside and made me look silly. My dream is to pass Johnny or Mike (Skinner) on the outside one day, somewhere, even under caution would be nice."

-credit: rbr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Red Bull Racing