Friday, June 29, 2007

Ivies, Ice and Pit Road

We’re always hearing requests for more pit crew stuff, so here’s a little something to wet your whistle. Our very own No. 83 jackman, Shaun Peet, just got a little bit of star play in the Philadelphia Daily News. For those of you who don’t know Shaun’s history, he not only played hockey at Dartmouth, but also played in the minor leagues for seven teams. Bet you also didn’t know that Shaun had quite a few cameos in the movie, “Talladega Knights” as Will Ferrell, err Ricky Bobby’s, jackman. How did Shaun go from the ice to the pits? Find out in this article:


Blogger GiO said...

I loved Talladega Nights! The only problem is that Ricky Bobby's kids are hyped up on Mountain Dew..... Was he in the Julio's thongs for men scene?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Does Shaun remind everyone in the shop that he was in the movie? I'll have to watch it again to see if I can spot him out. How cool. Brian has a celeb on his crew. LOL!

Good luck in Quals today boys. We are all cheering for you both.


P.S. Does anyone know if Brian or AJ have any apperances in NHIS this weekend?

11:02 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Brian made it!!! I'm so excited!!!

Better luck next time AJ! We're all cheering for you!


2:58 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Please don't tell me that XM is lying. Clare B just reported that Brian Vickers time was DQed because he failed inspection.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous mac said...

I don't know who "Clare B" is or the reference to "XM". Can anyone elaborate? Any further news about this?

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clare B has a show on XM Radio. She was reading the press release from NASCAR. Brian's time has been DQed for failing post-qualifying inspection. The left-front corner of Vickers’ car was found to be too low.

I just found it over on

This totally stinks!

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on BULL SPOTTER --- you are watching Oprah again while we have to get Team Red Bull News elsewhere...BV is DQ'd, 1/8th inch too low in post race inspection

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is going on? I'm confused, I thought Brian made it???

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ESPN just announced it but they are looking to see if they will be able to let them in. Since BV isn't top 35 he has to go home vs. going to back of the pack. This is total NASCAR bull$hit because he PASSED the pre-qual inspection.

Bull Spotter or whoever where are you and why aren't you updating us fans on the main news source for TRB news??? This is bougus!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Brian and the 83 team had made the race but when they went through post-qualifying inspection they found that the left front was an eighth of an inch too low. The time was DQed, and he was sent home. Chad Chaffin will be knocked into the race. According to Scene Daily, the team is looking at shocks and springs to see why the car was too low.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

NASCAR and there fucking bullshit rules. Gordon and Johnson intentionally cheat and they get to race but something goes wrong on Vickers car and they send then home

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they didnt do anything to the car...they never touched it after practice..NASCAR is freakin stupid

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you click this link, scroll down a little bit and you can see what Doug has to say about this:

4:13 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Just to explain to a few of you that don't understand it - Johnson and Gordon were allowed to race last week because they are locked into the field through the Top 35 in Owners Points. Brian is not, so if his time is disqualified, it is just as if he didn't make the qualifying run at all, sending him home. Unfortunate? Yes. The rules? Also yes.

Sometimes springs compress because they are from a bad batch, which will cause the car to settle much more than the team expects. I doubt it was the shocks, though it could be if it lost pressure.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think this just made up my mind in terms of watching NASCAR the rest of this year. I'll watch if the Red Bull cars make it in, but other than that...this has gotten ridiculous. You can get caught cheating and still race, but if you're off by 1/8th of an inch after your car already passed an inspection, you go home. Nevermind the whole top-35 mess. (If you're good enough to be in the chase, you should be good enough to not need the top-35 guarantee every week.) It's fast becoming the sport I don't want to admit I love.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I understand the rules but NASCAR should investigate this before DQing him. If that is indeed what happened and Doug even said that an 1/th of an inch would not help the car they should determine that the lap should then be allowed because it was unintentional and out of team red bull's control.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just freakin stupid...I think NASCAR should go back and look at there rules..if you break a rule no matter what TOP 35 or not you should be kicked out of the race because too many people like Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson are getting to many chances..I mean 100,000 dollars mean nothing to hendrick motorsports..and they could win without a crew cheif so thats no big deal...I really am gettin sick and tired of this sport

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Why has everyone but confirmed this?

It's frustrating to miss a race because of something that there was no control over. Your time is your time, and whether you did it with a broke spring or a good spring, you should still be held with your time.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig, it is in a little blurp inside the article about Dave Blanney getting Toyota it's first Cup pole.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Part failures are a part of racing that you have to deal with as they come. Just ask Mark Martin, who lost the 2002 championship because a bran new spring, straight out of the box, was 1/8th of a coil too small.

Chit happens, as they say.

5:10 PM  
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5:10 PM  
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5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is a Red Bull Racing spokesman in all of this mess? When wi;ll they tell us what happened?

5:14 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Check out'm sure the TRB blog guys are off for the night.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

Oh, NASCAR. BV gets sent home for a car that was too low, yet Jeff Gordon retains his Gatorade duel victory even though his car failed post-race inspection after that race because his car was too low, and, oh yeah, gets to race. The top 35 rule is bogus, and NASCAR is turning into an absolute laughingstock with this penalty nonsense and inconsistency thereof when handing them out. And they wonder why ratings are well off compared to years past.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Kvnsm67 said...

All this and still more to come. The checkerd flag at Daytona in nine days will mark the half way point for the racing season.

Am I upset. Yes. Do I want to throw something. Yes. Would I like to kick everything else. Sure. Why not.

It wont do much. It wont allow us to race.

The team will rebound. You might be able to knock them down every now and again, but they always get up, and more determined than before.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASCAR has a lot of rules that just plain suck. The organization is turning into a joke. Other than the Red Bull team and Craftsman Track Series I could care less. I won't watch the race on Sunday. I'll watch Formula 1 instead.

Good luck for next week guys!

6:37 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

You're right, they will rebound!

But if I were Brian right now.......I'd be throwing cans of Red Bull at anything "Nascar"....

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone posted on another message board that I frequent that NASCAR may not penalize the team. Don't know how realiable that is...There's always hope!

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A penalty would be insult to injury, but knowing NASCAR I wouldn't put it past them. Could have been a good points weekend because Riggs missed the race. On to Daytona, good luck guys.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Mullet Racer said...

too low is too low. they have been crackin down on cot f ups and too low is too low... dang ol dang ol. dang ol toyotatas are all over the friging grid... dang ol...

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

If NASCAR penalize the 83 team any more points it is ridiculous. They already penalized them points by sending them home after they made the race.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

knowing how nascar works they'll fine them $100,000, 100 points and suspend Doug for 6 races and if they do that I think Brian and AJ along with team red bull should go somewhere else...I mean I never hear about this kind of stuff happening the truck or busch series

8:13 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I can't help but to think that Nascar is becoming more like politics than it is a sport lately.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, total politics. So the big question would be - who on the team pissed off an official at the track to get this thing rolling? Somebody high and mighty, apparently!

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great......Conspiracy theorists........Look- Over’s a shadow....everyone duck

6:36 AM  
Anonymous mac said...

Cool!! I love conspiracy theories. Now where did I leave that tinfoil hat?????

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and still no official comment or response from a Team Red Bull official or spokesman. I love Red Bull but I gotta wonder what the hell they are doing over there in Mooresville that leads to these mistakes and lack of communication afterword

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

I was so excited after qualifying yesterday..but then get a call from my sister sayin she had bad news. =( I was dissapointed that Brian wouldnt get to race but can understand why he isnt...its the rules. We dont have to agree with them or like them but they are the rules. Along with everyone else I would love to see him in the race tomorrow. Although Brian wont be racing I'll still have on my Red Bull shirt and have my can of Red Bull sippin away during the race.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok just because Brian didn't make the race there is no need for anyone to talk crap about team red bull employees...yea all of us are disappointed but imagine how everyone at team red bull feels..there was something on needs to calm down

You guys will come back from this next week...and remember brian is going to be in the busch race next week too so there is something to look forward too

3:16 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Not only was the car 1/8th of an inch too low, it was 1/8th below the 1/4 inch "wiggle room" that NASCAR gives, so technically the car was 3/8th of an inch too low.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83fan said...

You people that are throwing the team under the bus are the same people who never make mistakes at work. Those guys are busting ass trying to make races. Keep up the hard work guys and girls, the rue fans still have your backs!

10:53 AM  
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10:15 AM  

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