Scanner Chatter: Scott Speed going all Global Rally at AMS
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When NASCAR gives you time off, look elsewhere. That is just what Scott Speed has done, as he is capitalizing on his very part-time NASCAR schedule by parlaying his varied racing skills into a totally different racing experience. The 30-year-old former Formula One driver has taken up Global Rallycross racing and scored gold in his first appearance in the series in Brazil recently. Instead of racing ovals or a paved road course, GRC incorporates dirt and jumps and each course is different. Speed was in Metro Atlanta last Wednesday to promote the August 10th GRC event at Atlanta Motor Speedway - the first-ever event for GRC at AMS - and plans a full schedule in this series. Speed met with and raced against the media at Roswell's Andretti Karting (which is a must-visit for any race fan) and spent some time talking to News/Talk WSB. He then proceeded to race the media in go karts and whoop the field. (Let the record show that I finished 3rd in the race to Speed and AMS Legends champ Sean Rayhall).
The former Red Bull driver and current wheelman of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford in the Sprint Cup Series talks about how he ended up in GRC, his future NASCAR schedule, the possibility of doing F1 again, and his hilarious first time meeting Jimmie Johnson. Listen and/or Download
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