Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Brian Knows His Shapes

Pocono, though flat, is not slow. Pocono, a healthy 2.5 miles in length, is not a track where you just floor it and go. And Pocono, where shifting was once required, is known to make engines blow. So mysterious is the Pocono Triangle that some stock cars enter and are never heard from again. Pocono Raceway, a triangle-shaped track nestled in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, can cause splitting headaches for anyone involved in making a Nextel Cup car go fast. It has three distinct turns, the longest straightaway in NASCAR and a short chute. Gaining speed in one corner means critical tenths are lost in another. But Brian Vickers, Red Bull Racing’s driver of the No. 83, discovered the elusive balance. For a 23-year-old in his fourth season in Nextel Cup, BV’s stats at Pocono are shiny. In six starts, Brian has never rolled off outside the top 10, nor has he finished worse than 14th. His average start is 4.5; his average finish 8.5. In this race two Junes ago driving the No. 25 Chevrolet, Brian finished second and led a race-high 121 laps. Pocono also plays into the skill set of No. 84 driver AJ Allmendinger, who, as a road racer by trade, is used to navigating unique corners.


Blogger Kristin said...

I love the Pocono track. The uniqueness of it is great. Can't wait to see AJ and Brian tame the triangle.

Good luck boys!

10:10 AM  
Blogger malpal83 said...

Pocono is great! I love how it's so unique. Good luck to the boys!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Good luck Brian and AJ!!!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

I love Pocono!!! It appears that Brian does too! Good Luck to both our boys this week @ the Triangle!


3:08 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

GOOD LUCK TRB tomorrow!!

Go Brian and AJ!!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck this weekend guys! We know Brian has what it takes to get around the Triangle and I just know AJ can do it too!

Also, guys, just a heads up, there is a not so stable, way overly obsessed fan headed your way this weekend.

Go get 'em TRB!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous AllmenVick8384 said...

umm noting on what the above person said yeah she is nuts! here is her pic so if you see her run and tell Brian and Aj to do the same.


I didnt know what one would work!

Anyway GO BV and Aj you can do it Red Bull Style!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous AllmenVick8384 said...

sorry messed up the link! go get em!

5:25 PM  
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6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, funny.. i saw a movie about the Bermuda Triangle yesterday and here we are talking about another triangle... err that was lame, anyways. I hope the new engines help at Pocono. I don't think they're as good as Hendrick's, but Brian knows this track very well and I feel good knowing that.

Pocono seems to be good for first timers.. just ask Johnson, Kahne, Vickers, Edwards and Hamlin. I'm hoping AJ's going to be the next one ^_^

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Vickers! You are getting closer to the top35 where you deserve to be! Best Toyota driver by far, and only 7 races, you are kicking butt!!! Go to Pocono!!!

7:01 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

I am sure the folks at TRB are a little busy at this point in the season! I , for one, am glad for whatever extra info I can get...

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the blof entries, they are funny and keep us up to date with Brian and AJ info...THANK YOU FOR TAKING UR TIME TO DO IT!!!!


12:16 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I think it's great that they are able to offer us a blog. Do you see any other team giving us information and letting us, the fans, know what is going on and off the track. I am very appreciative of everyone at Team Red Bull.

Big thanks go out to The Matador,The Bull Spotter, Bull Rider, and Racing Bull. Without them, this would not be possible!!

Keep up the great work. We all love this!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

I agree! I love the blog posts and and I am extemely thankful that TRB cares enough about us fans to provide us with information about our boys!

Special thanks to The Matador, The Bull Spotter, Bull Rider, and Racing Bull! Keep up the good work! :)

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess there is always something to complain about...

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the blog, can't wait to read it each day!! Keep up the good work on posting.

Good luck Brian and AJ today and this weekend, I know you'll both be in!!!

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Just heard some good news this morning when I got to work here in Pittsburgh, PA that on the local radio they said that Vickers will be one of the favorites to win the race if he qualifies. Hopefully it will be a good day. Good luck everyone!

5:13 AM  
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5:28 AM  
Blogger trb8384rocks said...

It's about time someone in the media picked (as far as I know) Brian to win--woo-hoo!

Keep making us proud AJ & Brian! Go get them at qualifying!

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like the blog content, here's a thought - don't read it! And if you're so creative, why don't you start your own blog and try to be even half as good as these blogs are. Let us know the link to the site when you get that smart.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Awesome last lap of pratice Vickers! Good luck in qualifying.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

W000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000TTT!!!!! Both Cars make the show again! As of now... Vickers is 7th with about 10 cars to go. AJ also made the show and this was the first time on the track for him! Go TRB!!!!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

GREAT JOB TRB!!! You all have come so far this season! AWESOME!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vickers - 9th
AJ - 28th


2:38 PM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...




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