Sunday, July 01, 2007

Red Bull Road Warriors

Think Brian and AJ drive long distances in one sitting? They have nothing on the drivers of Red Bull Racing’s two transporters. Keep in mind, the cargo these guys smuggle across state lines is quite valuable, so there’s no room for error and no time for tardiness.
Scott Denton and Mike Williams man the 83 truck. Jim Gilbert and Tom Czoka work the 84 hauler. Their most recent cross-county journey was to Sonoma, Calif., and Scott revealed it took he and Mike 48 hours to return home. That’s 48 non-stop hours of fuel-only stops while one drives and the other sleeps.
An unofficial and inexact study through MapQuest revealed just how far Red Bull Racing’s two transporters have traveled for race competition, this being the halfway point of the 38-race schedule:
— Longest trip: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. (5,614 miles round-trip).
— Shortest trip: Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (56 miles round-trip, twice).
— Total mileage: 31,150 miles. The circumference of the Earth at the equator, for the record, is 24,901.55 miles.
— Total driving time: 494 hours, not including unexpected lapses in momentum (i.e., traffic). That’s the equivalent of driving from Mooresville to Charlotte every day for the next 2.7 years.
Only 19 more trips to go.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice facts!Vickers missed the race

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous, we love the haters who visit the TRB site. How'd your team do their first year they opened the doors? I'd say TRB ain't doin' too shabby for a team that has come together in 12 months. Remember, Nextel Cup is the elite series in this I said, not too shabby. Go TRB, haters, go home.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Awesome facts! NASCAR Now on ESPN did something similar this morning with the #18. Definitly cool to see how many miles it was too and from Sonoma.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check what I found out on myspace...

4:01 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

That is one job that I wouldn't want to have! I would much rather fly than drive across the country. I go crazy when I'm in the car for 9 hours. I would never survive 48 hours.

4:02 PM  
Blogger GiO said...

Red Bull, water, and food. No time to sleep!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't remember the names of the two drivers that had the transporters up in milwaukee for the testing before the race at MIS but they were two guys I wouldn't mind seeing again. thanks for posting something on the guys that have the farthest to drive yet get little to no acklodgement from those not with a team.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if any one is having trouble getting the FEATURE (next to the blog) to come up? I haven't been able to get it to work.
Too bad about the weekend....TRB will spring back, we all know you guys work your butts off to do your best! Keep up the good work and we'll show 'um what we can do! WE BELIEVE!!

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im having trouble with the feature coming up to...PMS

9:23 AM  
Blogger Bull Rider said...

Web site glitch. Click on the "read more" in the upper right-hand box, and that wil take you to the feature.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, it must suck driving back with all that Friday traffic...I hear its an easier drive when you get to return to the shop on a Sunday, you should try it some time

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would guess that the haters are Junior fans...except I don't think they know how to work computers.

Do the transport drivers get all the Red Bull they can drink to assist their long journeys??

8:28 PM  
Blogger N. said...

With the red bull that I saw in the transporters one day while at the track around the red bull teams I would assume that they do. Either that or they can give all of it away. ;)

5:56 PM  

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