Scott Andrew Speed, born on January 24, 1983 in Manteca, California, is an American race car driver.
Formerly a driver for the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team, Speed made his Formula One race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix. He made his debut on an oval track and in American stock car racing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series on 5th October 2007, qualifying and finishing in 7th position.
Speed's career started at the age of 10 in karting, his stint there lasting from 1993 until 2001, winning the SKUSA Super Pro Title for JM Racing driving a Tony Kart Swedetech Honda in 2000.
2004 saw two championship titles for Speed, though, with him first winning in Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup and later German Formula Renault. This was despite his worsening colitis, for which Speed faced major surgery.
At the end of 2005, Speed drove the first three races of the new A1 Grand Prix series for A1 Team USA, achieving a best result of fourth in the Feature Race of the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal, held at the Autódromo do Estoril.
In 2005 at the Canadian Grand Prix, Speed took part as a test driver for Red Bull Racing; becoming the first American driver to participate in a Formula One event since Michael Andretti's 1993 stint. He was also the test driver for the United States Grand Prix.
In 2007, it was announced that Speed would race the No. 21, Red Bull-sponsored Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 5th. He qualified seventh and finished in the same position. This was Speed's debut in a stock car, as well as as first ever race on an oval track. He will have a full time drive for Eddie Sharp Racing in 2008.
Speed is an all-around athlete. Besides his main sport, car racing, he also enjoys surfing, football and tennis.
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