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Almirola fills in for Speed in Happy Hour

Aric Almirola subbed for Scott Speed in Happy Hour at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday.

According to Red Bull General Manager Jay Frye, Speed was suffering from flu-like symptoms and went to the infield care center for treatment.

"We'll see how Scott does tonight and go from there," Frye said. "We hope it's a 24-hour bug but we've asked Aric to stay overnight as a precautionary measure."

Speed qualified 28th for Sunday's Sylvania 300. He was posted as 33rd fastest in morning practice with a time of 128.576 mph.