Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Name's Smokstad

You know Brian has won in Nextel Cup. You know Doug Richert won race after race with the late Dale Earnhardt and, before his arrival at Red Bull Racing, Greg Biffle. You might not know, however, that there’s another winner on the No. 83, which is relevant considering New Hampshire is up next.
He’s tall, unassuming, super nice and knows a ton about race cars. Give up? It’s Craig Smokstad, the 83’s car chief who in the same role won round one at Loudon last season with Kyle Busch and the Hendrick folks.
Don’t believe us? Let Craig tell you all about it in our audio section at www.teamredbull.com. But figuring that you do take what we say to heart, Craig, also instrumental in BV's run to the 2003 Busch Series title, feels confident heading to the New England flat track that’s said to be Martinsville’s big brother. Craig’s mission this weekend, after a recent test at The Milwaukee Mile, is getting the 83 to roll through the center of the corner with enough momentum to where Brian can go drag racing down the 1,500-foot straightaways.
Git ’er done, Craig!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Craig also car chief on the 25 car with Brian a few years ago, too?

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he was...then he came with Brian to team red bull...I know he is married to Lisa Smokstad the tire speacialist on the 25

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig was the car chief on the 5 with kyle busch he was with brian when he won busch championship

5:51 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I love learning new things about the guys at TRB. Thank you!

5:57 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

I totally agree with Kristin! I LOVE learning fun facts about all the TRB team members! :)

Good Luck @ Loudon Brian and AJ!!!


8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like with all the GOOD people that are on the 83 team, there should be a win coming up soon!!!
We knew all a long that Brian had it in him, now we really believe!! Good luck this weekend to both Brian and AJ. Love all the new info.

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting the inside scoop on the Red Bull team and seeing behind the scenes stuff is one thing I really like about this team. They're also honest about the successes and failures as shown on their video clips. Finally, the Red Bull racing teams don't do things half-ass. Expect good things to come for this NASCAR team down the road.

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