Thursday, February 22, 2007

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

It is currently raining at California Speedway... AJ and the rest of the trucks were able to get in all but 20 minutes of their 2 1/2 hour truck practice before the rain started, though. AJ worked his way up to 17th on the speed charts in the 00 truck.

Let's hope the rain holds out tomorrow so TRB will have a chance to qualify on time (Cup qualifying 3:10 pm PST Friday). If it were to rain out Cup qualifying, Brian would be guaranteed a spot as a NNCS race winner in 2006... but AJ would be out of luck.

The Friday weather forcast in Fontana, CA calls for a 30% chance of rain early in the morning with the skies clearing up by the afternoon. Let's hope the racing gods are on our side this week!

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does NCCS

5:14 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I think NCCS may be a typo for NNCS (NASCAR Nextel Cup Series).

Hopefully TRB will be able to show a bit of speed and get both the 83 and 84 into the show.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh ok thats what I thought but I wasnt really sure

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so if it rains he makes it either way but what happens if his time doesnt get him in does he still make it because he has a win?

6:16 PM  
Blogger Kvnsm67 said...

If all of the teams are able to post a time without being rained out, the previsional would be offered to the most recent race winner that would need it. (if my memorey serves me correctly) Hopefully it will be sunny so that both teams have a chance to race on sunday. With any luck, we'll have a better draw for Qualifying this time around. First is only good for the checkered flag on sunday!!

6:39 PM  
Anonymous 83Givz said...

Good Luck Brian, AJ, and all TRB crew members!!!

We BELIEVE!!!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

We BELIEVE in you Team Red Bull, Brian,AJ and all the crew members. Go Tear Up the track Brian and AJ

9:17 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

If all teams are able to post a timed lap, the only provisional available would be for the most recent past champion not timed into the race (Dale Jarrett, #44 UPS Toyota is the only driver that fits this description; Bill Elliott has been replaced by John Andretti). If Jarrett were to time into the race, the 43rd starting spot would be awarded to the fastest driver who would have otherwise missed the race.

The top 35 in owners points (currently from the 2006 season; after the 5th race, the 2007 season) are locked into every race, which leaves 8 spots to be filled - 7 on time, and 1 for the Past Champions Provisional.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Toro Rosso83 fan said...

Lets pick a better number than last week for qualifying #83 team! Good luck!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Curt said...

give em hell, TRB.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

67 min into practice and Vickers is 4th Fastest!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Go Brian!!!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

Vickers ended practice 7th fastest but AJ was only 48th fastest.
Both Red Bull drivers had a good draw for qualifying: AJ (42nd) Brian (44th)

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope both of them can make it...especially BV he said that he had a really good chance

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

I got home today and saw the practice speeds and the good qualifying draw and got real excited. I'm anxiously waiting for Brian and AJ to go out.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

Hey! Nice! My hometown makes it onto that weather map!

6:44 PM  

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