Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dancing Partners Do The Pocono Shuffle

The last time both Red Bull Racing Toyotas competed together at a track they’re visiting for the second time was in June at Pocono Raceway, and the tricky triangle is where the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series heads this weekend for the Pennsylvania 500. Pocono is widely considered one of the most difficult tracks to figure out. It has three distinct turns — each with its own set of characteristics. It has three distinct straightaways, too — one of which is the longest in all of NASCAR (3,740 feet, to be exact). Despite the splitting headache Pocono causes crew chiefs and race engineers, Red Bull Racing ingested enough Advil to put both cars in the show the first time around. Brian Vickers, in the No. 83, had his strongest qualifying effort of the season. He rolled off ninth. AJ Allmendinger’s No. 84, timed in 28th in his first trip there. A lack of straightaway speed, however, translated into disappointing finishes, as Vickers was running 35th and Allmendinger 39th when the rains came. Still, there is reason for optimism, as Vickers’ Pocono record is quite impressive.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


We believe and it's nice to see both 83 and 84 in the race.

Good Luck Sat. morning!!!!!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I'm always optimistic headed to Pocono, TRB can, and hopefully will get both of those cras in the show.

I'm looking forward to qualifying.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I love Pocono. Definitly one of my Top 3 favorite tracks. Good luck Team Red Bull. We are all behind you guys! Go 83 and 84!!!


8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting over with tracks you have been to before - hope that tips things in your favor. Good luck this weekend AJ, we are all behind you!! Lets get both cars in this weekend once again!!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else having a problem with the red bull racing link to the photos, audio, and video site. When I click on the link I am getting a solid white screen with the exception of my toolbars. Just trying to figure out if it is my computer or the red bull link. Thanks--

6:02 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I can play the video and the audio but the pictures never come up...its been going on for like 2 weeks like that.

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea I was having that problem with the pics too. Some came up after Indy and some spaces were still blank, but now I don't even get the site to open. Thinking it must be me, but don't know why, not having problems anywhere else.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well hopefully we will not have a problem qualifying both team Red Bull cars this weekend. Brian and A.J. both had good runs in the earlier Pocono race.Lets hope for another great qualifying effort.Billtown believes !!!! Go Team Red Bull !!!!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Does anybody know the qualifying order?

9:02 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

never mind I found the answer



9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently A.J. wrecked during the practice session and will have to go to a backup. That doesn't help his cause any, and he really needs to start making races too. =(

Hopefully his backup's decent and can still make a good lap. Same with Brian. Fingers crossed.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

The said on speed channel that since AJ wrecked his primary that he gets to go out later than he was going thats a good thing
The backup car that he is using is the same car he used in the all-star race in charlotte.

11:12 AM  

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