Scott Speed Just Breathed A Small Sigh of Relief

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing has parked the No. 8 car driven by Aric Almirola (above). The car and Almirola, currently 37th in the overall standings, will remain sidelined until a sponsor is lined up … or for a long time.

There is, perhaps, one person who takes cold comfort in this news. Scott Speed, currently 38th in owner points, now only needs to claw his way past two other drivers, not three, for a coveted spot in the top 35.