Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scott Speed Born In Manteca, California - January 24, 1983

January 24, 1983
Scott Speed
(Photo: Ryosuke Yagi via photopin cc)
Born In Manteca, California, USA.
Formerly a driver for the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team, he made his Formula One race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix; becoming the first American to race in F1 since Michael Andretti in 1993. Speed later turned his career towards stock car racing; specifically NASCAR, where he has driven for Red Bull Racing Team, Whitney Motorsports, and Leavine Family Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. In preparation for his impending NASCAR career, Speed entered into the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series in selected races in 2007, and a full season in 2008. Driving the Red Bull-sponsored Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing, Speed finished 5th in ARCA RE/MAX Series points in 2008. Subsequently, he moved into Global Rallycross with Andretti Autosport, winning the title in 2015 and 2016.

Speed currently resides in Mt. Holly, NC, where he lives with his wife Amanda (daughter of drag racer Rickie Smith), and their two daughters.


(Photo: Ryosuke Yagi via photopin cc)

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