Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pitting For Pride


Believe it or not, there is an event in Nextel Cup that has nothing to do with owner points, qualifying speeds or the go-or-go-home bubble — and we’re in it. Red Bull Racing’s No. 83 crew takes to the floor of Charlotte Bobcats Arena for Wednesday night’s Nextel Pit Crew Challenge. For those of you that have no clue, here are 10 reasons to get one and get your butt there.
1. The men servicing the No. 83 are Aaron Schields (front carrier), Phillip Norris (front changer), Eric Groen (rear carrier), Dustin Necaise (rear changer), Shaun Peet (jack man), Doug Newell (gas mas) and Mike Metcalf (catch can).
2. There is some serious loot on the line. The championship team earns more than $70,000.
3. These guys have a whole hell of a lot of responsibility, and only 15 seconds to do their job.
4. Pride means a ton when there are no points on the line.
5. It ain’t on TV, live anyway. You'll have to wait until 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday to watch it on Speed Channel.
6. It’s a good reason to paint uptown Charlotte on a Wednesday night.
7. The best at each over-the-wall position is recognized with a 10-G bonus.
8. Nowhere else is there a racing-related activity going on. The 83’s go in the Winston — err, All-Star Challenge — isn’t until Saturday night.
9. Tickets are only $15, and a slice of the pie goes to the NASCAR Foundation.
10. Leave the house for once.

21 Comments:

Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

Good luck guys!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to the #83 pit crew. Thanks for giving them credit. They are a great bunch of guys who work hard. Wish we could be there to watch.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Sherie said...

I would so be there if I lived anywhere near Charlotte, or anywhere in NC for that matter. lol

I love seeing the crews go out for their chance for some bragging rights and a little extra cash.

Good luck to the 83 team! Go out there and show 'em what you can do! Can't wait to watch!

3:11 PM  
Blogger C said...

Good Luck Guys! I wish i could make it tomorrow but i wont be in Charlotte until next wednesday for the Coca Cola 600....

3:18 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

Good Luck guys! I would love to be there but Indiana is just a little to far away for a Wednesday night.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Good luck!!!!!!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pitting For Pride???" No, no!! Those boys are "Pitting For Cash." That's precisely why they are the pit crew guys. They change 4 tires, re-fuel, clean the windshield, etc.in 14 seconds!!! Obviously, a highly competitive, & very ripped, band of brothers.

Best of Luck "Pit Bulls"

5:38 PM  
Anonymous mac said...

Seventy Grand! That's about $5000 a second. Pretty good pay if you ask me. Give them the business end of that Bull guys.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

I would so be there if I wasn't in Vegas! Go crew! Show em' what you got baby!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck guys. wish i could be there. would love to watch. but MS. is a long way from NC.
SHOW EM WHAT YOU GOT.
STAY FOCUSED.
REALLY WISH WE COULD BE THERE.
D. MOM

9:18 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm going to be there screaming for the guys! Good luck!

6:51 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

I agree with Krystle, I wish I could be there, but Indiana is just too far away! :(

Good Luck 83 crew!!!!

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ever went how did the guys do and who won?

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard they made it to round 3. but i am not sure about anything else .
I AM VERY PROUD OF THE TEAM. HOPE THEY WIN.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEEP YOUR HEADS UP GUYS. YOU WENT AGAINST SOME STRONG TEAMS. YOU DIDNT WIN THE CHALLENGE. SO GET IT DONE IN THE PITS.

YOU ARE A GREAT TEAM.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hey fellas, just wanted to say...great job! We screamed like hell for you in our section. And look at it this way - in the call out round, y'all were called last because y'all were that good. And you got taken out by the winners. Anyone else and you'd have been in the finals with them. Way to go!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Sherie said...

I'm so proud of you guys! Way to go. You may not have won, but you went against what I think are some great crews. To beat them and move up the way you did is awesome.

Can't wait to see you in action for the All-Star!

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey , i heard nobody wanted to call the team out. yall must have been kickin butt.
sorry yall didnt win, but you are a hell of a crew. hope the bosses know that.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud so you guys. You did great..to be just starting out in Nascar and beating those great teams is excellent.

GO TEAM RED BULL

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Fall Out Girl... said...

They were AWESOME last night. The Pit Bulls had the fastest overall time and truly should have won...

Next Year There Won't Be Another Team That Will Even Come Close.

"Thanks For The Memories!"

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about some pictures of the guys..

5:42 PM  

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