Friday, July 27, 2007

Rainy Friday in Indy

Well after a long, rainy day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brian and AJ were never able to take the track in their Red Bull machines. NASCAR officials called all on-track activity for the day.

Saturday's revised schedule:

8:30 - 11:00 am PRACTICE

4:00 pm QUALIFYING (Impound immediately following Qualifying)

Brian will go out to qualify 9th, and AJ 34th.

We do have something to look forward to tonight though. When the garage closes, the Red Bull Energy Station opens its doors to the NASCAR garage and anyone with a hard card can come take shelter from the rain for good food, drinks and music.

14 Comments:

Blogger Jackie said...

Is there going to be a big difference between the cars that go out early and the cars that go out late in qualifying?

3:09 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Stupid rain! I hate getting up early on the weekends. I feel bad for some of the drivers that have voiced their opinions on waking up early. Good luck this weekend Brian and AJ. We are all cheering loud for you.

WE BELIEVE!

P.S. Good luck to Daivd in the truck race tonight!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Jackie to answer your question...If practice wouldn't have been rained out Brian's spot would be perfect. You'd much rather go out early in the day, then later. The more heat on the track, the slicker it gets. I'm praying it ain't too hot in Indy tomorrow!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

thanks...thats what I thought...its suppost to be sunny in indy tomorrow

5:15 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

With qualifying starting at 4 tomorrow, I don't think there is going to be a big change in track temp as long as qualifying doesn't take more than 2.5 or 3 hours (at the most). Normally the temp doesn't change much between 4 and 6. Between 6 and 7, it just depends on the day. Sometimes it doesn't cool off until 8 pm and sometimes its 7ish.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey look, Kristin, jackie and krystle have their own dyke blog going...ooooh, go TRB goooo!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

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8:18 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Hey Jackie! I decided to just be the better person and avoid anoymous. He/She obviously has no life and has to come on here to start things!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

yea ur right

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

Just FYI, at Indy, there is a huge disadvantage with qualifying during afternoon hours, which is why historically, an early spot in qualifying was an advantage, when cars went from 11am-2:30pm. With the configuration today, the cars which will roll off at 5pm will have a far greater track temperature than drivers at 7pm or 8pm, making it a substantial disadvantage to qualify early. Qualifying at Indy takes just as long as Daytona...there is a great differential of track temperature from start to finish. In other words, we all need to be praying for rain right now to get Vickers in the show. Historically, the setups for Indy are similar to those at Pocono...and the Toyota engine was lacking low end torque, which is a must to get off of turns 2 and 4 at Indy. Judging by practice speeds, the engine is still having problems with low end torque. The sad part is there isn't much Team Red Bull can do there...it's a TRD problem.

Everybody start the rain dance...we need it.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

he is 6th in practice, and the temps are cool, I think he can make the show even if it doesnt rain

10:17 AM  
Blogger Krystle said...

I don't think the temp is going to change that much b/c the sky is completely covered with clouds. There is also a chance for pop up rain showers from about 4 to 6 or 7. By the looks of the clouds all day, that's a very real possibility. Since qualifying doesn't start until 5:30, if the track gets wet around that time, there pretty much is no chance of getting qualifying in since there are no lights.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

the sun came out when practice was over so IDK
Im just hoping for the best

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is a hard card?

12:24 PM  

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