Friday, April 13, 2007

Sirens!

Today began with an ominous weather forecast for Fort Worth-Dallas and throughout the day it appeared the worst was avoided. Rain interrupted practice twice and in the added half-hour session at 4:15 pm, the 83 and 84 were first on the track. Posting practice times that were 7th and 8th fastest for the go-or-go-home cars, both Brian and AJ were ready to race their way into Sunday's show. Then during tech inspection before 6 pm the worst came to be in the surrounding Tarrant, Denton and Dallas counties. The big storm with heavy rain and lightning brewed up, tornado warnings sounded, and hail as big as baseballs pounded the area. Texas Motor Speedway escaped the worse, but it was enough to cancel qualifying for good. The result for Red Bull Racing is mixed as the BV makes the show in 36th starting position (due to NASCAR's rules as a 2006 race winner) while the 84 goes home.

13 Comments:

Blogger jason said...

A blessing and a curse. Good luck team 83!!!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

We need a pic of the new scheme! Couldn't really see in that one. Impressed that both cars were very even... We know the 83 can race to the front!

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im really happy Brian made it but it sucks for Aj I really thought he would have made it if they were able to qualify..hopefully next weekend will be much better

5:06 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Man, sucks that AJ won't get to run laps this weekend. Glad that BV will be in though, glad to have at least one Team Red Bull car in the show.

So lets go get em BV and all of the 83 team!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very happy to see the 83 make the race for this weekend

5:24 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

So glad Brian made it!
Good luck 83 team!
We luv you guys!!!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Rasta said...

AJ. Hang in there.... its a weird sport... sport...

7:53 PM  
Anonymous nappyheadedho said...

why not make it a 51 car field?

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are yall sure that the 83 will race

9:03 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

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10:23 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

Stay Safe TRB!

I am so excited that Sherrif Brian is in the race, but at the same time, I'm sad because AJ isn't in....

Go get 'em, 83 team!!!

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concratulations Brian Vickers and all of the 83 team! Too bad for A.J im sure he would have made it. Get em next time A.J!! Good luck Brian!

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like they both had decent cars and had a really good chance of both making it (since they were running the exact same times!). Sorry that AJ never got the chance to show it. Go get em next week AJ - good luck to Brian tomorrow.

10:57 AM  

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