Friday, June 01, 2007

The Dover Coaster

The Dover roller coaster tried to take Red Bull Racing for a loop in today’s Cup qualifying, but the coaster couldn’t derail our COT's. Vickers lapped the track at 150.22 mph (24th), and Allmendinger at 149.67 mph lap (28th) - earning both drivers a spot in the show! Unfortunately, NASCAR rules state AJ will have to start from the 43rd spot. AJ was the 8th of the "go or go home" cars, which is a spot reserved for the provisional, or past champion. Bill Elliott didn't need the provisional, so that bumps AJ into the provisional spot. All these rules! The Bulls hit the track tomorrow for two rounds of practice in preparation for Sunday’s 400-mile race. The drivers say racing 400-miles at this track actually feels like racing 600-miles, but to BV, that’s a piece of cake. He drove 600-miles last weekend with no power steering, so to The Monster Mile, “Bring it on!” Expect good racing on Sunday at 1 PM (EST) on FOX because these stock cars are barreling down a multi-groove track, running high, low, or middle – just about anywhere they please.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratz!!! Both cars in the show! xD


1:45 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

Woo Hoooo!! I hate this qualifying! Time to go have me a vodka and RB or 2 Awesome job TRB!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

Congratulations to AJ, Brian, and to both crews. It's great to see that both of the TRB cars are getting better and better each week. It's a nice little trend that I hope we, as fans, continue to see.

Good luck on Sunday boys!


1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Qualifying was hard to watch with having to wait until almost the end to see if AJ made it. Congratulations!! Good luck on Sunday to both teams.

2:03 PM  
Blogger malpal83 said...

yeeeaauhh. congrats to both of them!
i'm sure they'll kick butt on sunday [:

2:15 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

Awesome job guys!! I've given up watching qualifying live. I just end up yelling at the tv the entire time and I get super nervou. For the last three weeks, I've just taped it.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Kvnsm67 said...

Nice job everyone. Its great to see both cars in the show, and thanks for explaning about A.J.'s starting position. I was wondering about that.

Best of luck durring the next practice sessions, and (ofcourse) for race day.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, I guess the author doesn't have quite the sense of humor that Steve Pegram used to inject. Sad days at TRB offices, good times on the track.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so glad when David Reutimann hit the wall because I wanted both Brian and AJ to make it into the race...GOOD JOB GUYS!!!!

3:40 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

yes! Congrats to both teams!! I'm so excited! I was actually at work and couldnt watch dad called and told me both were in..I bet everyone thought I was crazy when I started screamin. =)

4:21 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Don't worry Ashley! You're not crazy! I was at work and checkin' in on Jayski, I was so excited when Brian and then AJ made it, my co-workers thought I was nuts!

Awesome day for TRB!!!! Good Luck Brian, AJ, and the TRB crews!!! Tame that MONSTER!!! :)


4:32 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

Nice finish in the truck race AJ! Hopefully you can carry what you learned today over to the cup car for the rest of the weekend.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

Great job today getting both cars in the race! Does any know if AJ has to be the one to share a pit with Johnny Sauter or does Casey Mears since AJ really qualified 28th?

5:17 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Congrats to Brian, Aj and all of the Team Red Bull employees! Give 'em heck on Sunday!! :-)

5:27 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Fox Sports made it sound like Mears and Sauter share since they had the slowest qual times, but I don't know for sure!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

We may have to wait until has the pit stall selections. They are usually posted first thing Sunday morning. If I see it early, I'll post it.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not bad for a bunch of hybrid drivers

6:13 PM  
Blogger FSUPooh83 said...

WAY TO GO TRB! Awesome job! Time to tame the monster! I am so proud of the whole team!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats boys!!! It's good to see you both in it again. I feel a consistency coming along.

Does anyone know if Brian or AJ will be doing guest appearances this weekend at the souvenir trailer, etc.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Mouse said...

I was wondering about the pit stall thing as well.

Great work Team Red Bull! It seems like TBR is really emerging as the top Toyota team.

8:16 PM  
Blogger racing bull said...

Yes, both Brian and AJ will be doing a merchandise signing on Sunday. BV at 10:00am, AJ at 10:30am. They will start handing out tickets at the merch trailer tomorrow.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONCRATS Brian and Aj!! Lets go for the win agian BV!! Good job in the truck race Aj.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous RVnGrammy said...

Congratulations to Brian, AJ and their teams! Great accomplishment. I'm looking forward to watching both Red Bull cars make it to the front on Sunday...actually listening on Sirius because I'll be traveling the Interstates.

9:45 PM  

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