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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Roundy-rounder Speed wins again

Former STR driver Scott Speed won his fourth ARCA RE/MAX race of the season, edging Jeremy Clements on the final lap at Nashville to extend his series lead.

Speed ran in third for much of the race, when a race-long battle between Sean Caisse and Justin Allgaier came to a head on a restart. Allgaier spun, and while Caisse continued, Speed put immediate pressure on him and eventually took the lead with three to go.

“Honestly, the 01 (Caisse) and the 16 (Allgaier) were battling so hard that I was willing to settle for third,” said Speed. “But when the opportunity presented itself I took it-just played out the race and waited to lead until the end. Those are the only laps you need to lead anyways.”

A final caution as Speed took the white flag resulted in a one-lap sprint for the checkered due to the series’ green flag finish rule.

Speed, still backed by Red Bull, drives a Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing. The American currently leads the NASCAR feeder series after 13 races.

“I am in this for the experience," said Speed, “The points would be nice but at the end of the day I honestly don't think that winning the ARCA Championship will make or break my career.”

Go to the ARCA site for a shot of Franz Tost’s favorite driver giving us a bit of “guitar face.”

Schumi in endurance bike action

Michael Schumacher is at the motorbikes again, taking part in the Oschersleben Eight Hours endurance race.

Despite a fall in qualifying for the race, the seven-time F1 champion posted good times on the Honda CBR1000 he shared with riders Martin Bauer and Matthias von Hammerstein.

But problems hit the team early in the race, Eurosport reports, and it was forced to pull the plug on its entry in the sixth hour. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six

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