Sunday, April 15, 2007

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup 1 through 35 owner’s points = HEAVEN. 36 and beyond = HELL. On a race weekend like Texas when qualifying gets rained out, being in the top 35 in points proves to be all the more important. Starting 36th today as a 2006 race winner, Brian Vickers drove another solid run to finish 14th on the lead lap, even leading two green flap laps (100-101) along the way. While closing the gap, the No. 83 still sits 5 spots and 65 points outside the coveted top 35 in owner’s points, which guarantees a grid slot for the next race. Meanwhile, AJ Allmendinger and the No. 84 car, out of the top 35, never got the chance to qualify on Friday due to the tornado-spewing thunderstorm and had to sit out this one again.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check your math Bull Spotter, Racing One has BV 83 at 37th, not 40th

4:48 PM  
Blogger Briana said...

woops, now he's at 39th...

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not bad for a hybrid driver i know you wont print this but still not bad

4:52 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

Owner points are different from driver points...Either way, great job...The #83 is the only Toy that is not a backmarker on the downforce tracks (until AJA makes a race!)

5:00 PM  
Anonymous "your time to shine" said...

Great combination team effort by Brian, pit crew and all involved. Congratulations!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Bull Rider said...

Get with it anonymous. Driver points and owner points are two different things.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Nice run today 83 team! It was great to see you out there leading 2 laps.

Keep up the good work and good luck at Phoenix!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where were the red wheels?

6:02 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Awesome race Brian and 83 crew!!! Lets repeat @ Phoenix.........or win! :) Knocked off 1/3 of those negative owner's points!!! Keep it up and you'll have 35 in no time!!!

Rock on Brian!!!!

6:06 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

Way to go, 83 team!! I am SO PROUD of you guys!! On to Phoenix! Go get 'em, boys!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

I saw on Wind Tunnel that Despain had an #83 die cast on the desk. Do we know if they are on the way?

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No really?? OK bull rider you a$$hole, NASCAR has BV 39th

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that brian has proven time and time again that he is an amazing driver! who knows how great he would have been if he had driven another car at hendrick --- that poor #25 team!

3:09 PM  
Blogger 83BullFan said...

Way to go Brian and Team 83! Great job with the quick pits and "Lucky Dog". Can't wait to see you in the top 35. Go get 'em at Phoenix!

9:25 PM  

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