Saturday, June 02, 2007

Pit Sharing

One of the unique things about Dover International Speedway is that it only has 42 pit stalls. That poses a bit of a problem when a Nextel Cup field consists of 43 cars! Since the #84 car has to start at the back of the field in the provisional spot in 43rd, we will have to start off the race sharing a pit with the #70, which will start 42nd.

The two crew chiefs Ricky and Booty have agreed that whichever car is higher in the field can pit first. Hopefully that will be the #84. But in the case that Johnny Sauter is in front of AJ, we will have to wait on the #70 car to pit before we can. We will use our pit crew, but the #70's equipment. As soon as the first car drops out of the race, the #84 will take over that pit. So for the beginning of the race, the #84 pit box will sit at the end of pit road, ready for the pit crew guys to push it as soon as the first pit opens up.

The only other track where cars have to share pit stalls is Watkins Glen.

Tune in this afternoon to see the Bull on track in the "Autism Speaks 400". The green flag flies at 1:40 pm EST.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you guys will be in front of the 70 car all day...GO TEAM RED BULL and GOOD LUCK!!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Hope the rain blows out so we can race today. Good luck to both TRB teams!


8:39 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Hopefully the rain moves out quickly! Good luck to both the 83 and 84 teams!!!! You can do it! =)

9:15 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Tropical Depression Barry obviously isn't a race fan. Rain has been postponed until tomorrow at 12:00pm eastern time.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another example of NASCAR's rules that make no sense...if you time trial 28th (or whatever) fastest you should have 28th choice of pit--not be put to the rear because you were the slowest of the go or go home cars to make the field!

how can one mount a campaign to eliminate the top 35 guarantee and let the fastest make the race regardless of who you are...I could even buy into the top 12 being guaranteed because that would change weekly depnding on who the top 12 it an incentive for staying in the "dirty dozen"

12:32 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

So, yeah, rain is really crappy!

At least they'll get the whole race in this way.....

Good Luck with in the pits AJ and the 84 crew......crazy having to share!

Good luck Brian and the 83 crew!!!


1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you figure out how to start that campaign let us know!! Even Waltrip and McReynolds during qual said its unbelievable that AJ could run a 24.0 and be in 23rd (at that time) and you may go home. Most people seem frustrated with that rule.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

Don't worry. Qualifying will be changed next season especially if Jr has to qualify for the first 5 races.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with krystal. good luck to both teams.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is really off topic...can someone tell me if the team red bull race shop is open to fans yet? Thank you


5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Yet...

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Good luck Team Red Bull today!

7:22 AM  

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