Monday, April 02, 2007

BV Working on His A-Game

Brian made a visit to Red Bull HQ in Cali last month and challenged some hard core video gamers to a few rounds of Halo2. Big mistake…let’s just say he didn’t fare well in the challenge and got his butt kicked to the curb. His competitors must have been sympathetic because a portable Xbox 360 gaming system arrived at the race shop today with this note:

“Brian - Thanks for coming out to HQ and playing a little Halo2 with us. You seemed like you might have been a little rusty. This should help you out a little as you travel from race to race. Next time you’re in LA – you better bring you’re A-game.”


Blogger Woody said...

well brian don't spend too much time on dumb computer games, you need to focus on getting back in the hunt for the top 35

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't play Halo2 to save my life, but my 11 yr old could probably take on the gamers at the Red Bull HQ just fine.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

That's cool. Hope he takes some time to relax between races.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Dale Sr. said...

I would think on his salary he might be able to afford one an XBox. I know I still can.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He might try NASCAR 2007 as well.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Brandon said...

That is probably the coolest XBox ever. As a fellow unskilled Halo2 player, I know how it feels to be schooled- although if I had a Red Bull 360 I might feel better about it.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

I dont know what Halo2 is..probably because I dont have an Xbox. lol Hopefully Brian can get lots of practice and go back and kick butt! =)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Wow, there are a lot of anonymous haters lurking around here....

Anyways, thats awesome they sent that to Brian! And although you didn't make it in at Martinsville, you'll get them at Texas!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Brian- have fun with the xbox and play whatever the heck you want to play. Loved the Red Bull piece that Wendy Venturini did on Race Day on SPEED. It was very entertaining. I love that your team is upbeat and fun! Hang in there! I think that they were right that you guys just need some time. Go team Red Bull!!!!!!!!!!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Halo 2 is a first person shooter game It's very fun and competitive online. (4_teh_n00bs)

Enjoy that 360 you lucky... anyways, lol. that's awesome.

2:36 PM  
Blogger jason said...

I see this blog is on the "post encouraging comments or get deleted" tip. Listen, sometimes the sun doesn't shine every day. If saying "Vickers need to be playing Nascar 2007 instead of Halo 2, so it will help his chances of qualifying for a race", get deleted. Then you obviously haven't realized that many drivers such as Dale Jr encourage and promote playing Nascar racing games to improve their "feel" for race day.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a way to banish people who post non stop idiocy such as the poster above this post?

3:39 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83 fan said...

Jason, they use simulators, not Nascar 2007 on the x-box!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Haha, funny!

Well least you've got better grammar than they do! The first you're is correct...the second one not so much. ;)

4:10 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

LOL Jess, I was thinking the same thing!:)

TOO COOL! Have lots of fun with that, Brian! I do NOT understand Halo at all- glad you do. hehe!

4:23 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

TEXAS is yours Brian! Enjoy the week off for Easter.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Sherie said...

Nice! Better practice up Brian, it sounds like you were just challenged. Very cool, I'm sure he'll enjoy that.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to Jimmy Sprinkle's family, friends, shopmembers, and all who knew him.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Glad to see you're having fun Brian!!! Keep it up!

Good Luck @ Texas!! We're all behind you!!!!


P.S.--I got the you're right;) LOL

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just hope it doesn't do the old Xbox360 overheating deal, Brian's had enough problems with burning. Bad joke, I know. lol

And yes, my thoughts and prayers go out the friends and family of Sprinkle. Very tragic story.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous RvNGrammy said...

Well, at least I know what I can get for my son for his birthday next month!

10:26 PM  

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