Wednesday, March 14, 2007

40-Yard Dash


The guys on a NASCAR pit crew get a lot of glory for braving speeding race cars when they jump over pit wall, but they work hard to earn their way onto the crew – and to keep their coveted spot. The TRB pit crew practices live pit stops, but they also do a lot of strength and conditioning workouts and agility training. Remember the 40-yard dash in grade school? Yeah, well these guys are still working on their sprints – but you could say it’s a 40-yard dash with distractions. The pit crew lines up at the start of the dash and three guys stand off to the left of the running zone. Just as a guy starts to make his run – whoosh! – tennis balls are lobbed at him from his buddies on the side. The goal is to get down the 40-yard dash without being hit. The guys on the side throwing the tennis balls have no mercy on the runners, but we can assure you, everyone gets their turn on the side as well as in the running zone.

10 Comments:

Anonymous toro rosso83 fan said...

Lobbed??!! I would be suprised
:-) Sounds like dodgeball to me.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant imagine these guys would enjoy throwing tennis balls at the coworkers lol!!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous 83GivzUWingz said...

Sounds like fun to me!!! ;) And a good system--it's good to see the commitment of the team and a high standard for pit crew memebers!!!

Team Red Bull Rocks!!!! Good luck at Atlanta Brian, we know you will do great!!!

WE BELIEVE!!!

6:45 PM  
Blogger lenac03 said...

Okay. So there's a link to ajallmendinger.com over on the right, but it doesn't work without a password...what's the deal?

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that with AJ's website to I can't get on I need a password...
but the tennis ball thing seems kinda cool and i see how it would help on pitroad
GREAT JOB GUYS!!! KICK BUTT AT ATLANTA!!!

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just means the site is not up yet, although i was looking at it the other day...

4:38 AM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

Sounds like a good time!

Go Team Red Bull!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I wish I could spend my day trying to hit my coworkers!! They deserve some fun with the great work they put in.

GOOD LUCK TEAM RED BULL!

6:07 PM  
Blogger racing bull said...

For those of you who were asking about AJ's website, it will be up and running by the end of the day today. Thanks!

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those boys are way too cute for anyone to be throwing balls at them. Next time you post a picture of the pit crew please do us all a favor and make sure they are not wearing shirts!

10:25 AM  

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