Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Racing to Play

Whether they’re racing to win or Racing to Play, our pit crew is known for busting their butts. Last week, Brian and the #83 crew sweated it out for 6 hours for Tony Stewart’s “Racing to Play” charity. The crew built one heck of a playground – a $33,000 playground (no joke!) - for a local shelter for battered women and their children. Almost 200 volunteers were on-site dragging and raking mulch, building swing sets, piecing together playground parts, mixing and pouring cement, and building a rock climbing wall (the #83 guys took that project over). Get eight guys together and you’re bound to get frat party-like jokes. Overheard between the pit crew and Brian were, “Hey Brian, be careful with those piano hands,” and “I’ve gotta watch these money-makers (Aaron Schields referring to his hands).” A big thanks to Shaun Peet, Eric Groen, Mike Metcalf, Doug Newell, Dustin Necaise, Aaron Schields, Phillip Norris, and Brian Vickers. Your mom’s would be proud.


Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Way to go BV and the 83 crew. The playgroud looked awesome what I saw on the TV. AWESOME JOB in the pit crew challenge as well.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Good job on the playground! I know the kids will love it. I really liked the segment on NASCAR Race Day about the playground and Riki Rackman's coment to BV about shaving.

Good luck this weekend!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

They mentioned this on Race Day. I think it's great. Definitly a good way to give back to the community.

Good luck this weekend to both teams.


12:59 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

You guys ROCK!!! Y'all got a special crew @ TRB!!!

Good Luck this weekend Brian!!! We know you can do it!!! (Hope your throat gets better)


1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mom is proud and impressed.

6:16 PM  
Blogger kk said...

even tho we had travelled from Nebraska...and yes I would have liked more time with the "boy" I was even more proud of the team volunteering to build the playground. It is still true "it is better to give than to receive"
So proud of all these young men. Keep it up!. FOCUS- Follow one course until successful!
Keep Diggin!.... Blessings Momma "Sharon O" Schields

6:29 PM  
Anonymous mouse said...

Nice work Red Bull team! Your fans are proud as well.

(A quick question: Does anyone know if the Red Bull shop happen to have a "viewing window" as some shops do, where fans might be able to come stare at the cars?)

6:31 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

Mouse, I was up there earlier this year and they didn't have anything for fans. I don't know if that has changed but you might try giving them a call.

4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope they still have nothing for fans to see or buy. I had heard that they were trying to work on that.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the playground came out great! the kids are going to love it. the women couldnt say enough good things about the red bull team!

-killa kam

8:09 PM  

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