Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nothing Like an Intermediate

Intermediate tracks, as defined by NASCAR, are tracks that are one mile or more — but less than two miles — in length. It is a loosely used term, however, one that often disregards one-mile flat tracks and encompasses the wide, sweeping two-milers. Either way, Red Bull Racing has performed rather well on the so-called intermediates.

Red Bull Racing’s first top-five finish came at 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway with Brian Vickers at the wheel of the No. 83. The first-year team’s first top 10 came at two-mile California Speedway.

Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5-mile venue outside of the Windy City, falls into the intermediate category. Chicago is the next stop on the Nextel Cup schedule, and there’s no doubt Brian and teammate AJ Allmendinger will ride the rail just like the “L” trains do through downtown Chicago.

AJ heads to Chicago for the first time, but Brian has been there and done that. He has never started outside the top five, nor has he finished outside the top 15, including a fourth-place showing in 2005.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully brian can keep that streak up!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

It is interesting that they do the best on the medium sized tracks which can be the most difficult to master because of downforce with a car they have only had a few months. Great job for the engineers working on the downforce.

Good Luck to both teams!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck Team Red Bull!
Brian has ran good on intermediate tracks. Go get Toyota's first win!!!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go get them Guys ,Billtown knows you can do it !!!! We got the Faith up here !!!!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The intermediate tracks have definately been our best, so lets get both these cars in this week!!
Good luck to AJ and Brian.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

This week is going by so slow. Hopefully Friday will be here soon. I can't wait to see how AJ takes to Chicagoland. Brian is great on these kind of tracks. Here's hoping for a great qualifying draw for both teams, and no rain!


11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its good there are only 49 cars trying to qualify on friday...less for brian and aj to overcome and hopefully they get a late draw

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Chicago a COT race?

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think so...I was looking at paint schemes on another website and one car that is having a different paint scheme showed it on the current car not the COT

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I believe the COT this year is tracks 1 mile and under plus Talladega and the road coarses

12:17 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Good luck Brian and AJ!!!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Kvnsm67 said...

The next few races for the new body style will be Watkins Glen and then Bristol.

Good luck this weekend everyone!!

2:23 PM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...

I'm so excited about Chicagoland! I can't wait for our guys to Rock the Race on Sunday!

Bring down the house Brian and AJ!


6:01 PM  

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