Tuesday, August 21, 2007

FINALLY!

Believe it or not, the twice-delayed Michigan race is finally about to get underway! The cars are currently lined up on pit road getting ready to take the track - the green flag should fall shortly. There is still fog in the air, which could pose problems for the spotters, but at least there is not a raindrop in sight. Brian in the No. 83 will roll off the grid 18th.

The last time a Cup race was run on a Tuesday was July 4, 1978 when the Firecracker 400 was run at Daytona International Speedway. Back then, the race was always run on July 4th, no matter what day of the week it fell on.

You may be wondering what Red Bull's other driver is up to today... AJ is on his way to Bristol to begin truck practice at 1:00 pm today in preparation for Wednesday night's O'Reilly 200 Craftsman Truck Series race. Because this is such a big race, the trucks will have 4 hours of practice time this afternoon!

Tune in to ESPN2 now to catch Brian in action at MIS. Also, the race will re-air tonight at 8:00 pm on ESPN Classic.

23 Comments:

Anonymous Brian said...

Everyone can watch the race live on nascar.com thanks to ESPN.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vickers is kicking ass! Looks like this could be a banner day folks!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go TRB and Brian. Great Pit Stop!!! Wish I was still there!

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are leading!!! I am holding my breath.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Awesome job TRB wish I could have been there to see it!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous red25bull said...

Great job today TRB!!!! Another top ten, and the 83 is the best Toy out there!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job BV!!!! He kicked some butt out there...WOOHOOO!!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulation to Team Red Bull!!!!!!!! The pit crew looked great, the race calls were great and Brian drove his heart out. Awesome!! An 8th place finish should help bring back confidence. What a team effort!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH BABY THAT'S WHAT I LIKE!!!!

Brian Vickers, YOU THE MAN!!!

Awesome Job 83 TEAM!!!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the entire TRB team! Wish we could have watched it! Looking onward and upward going into Bristol!

11:25 AM  
Blogger malpal83 said...

Great job by Brian and the boys!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job for BV and team 83, we are so proud.

11:32 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

8th place is awesome! Brian did a great job today. He showed everybody what TRB has. Doug and the crew did amazing on the pit stops. I'm proud of you guys and honored to be a fan!!WOOOHOOO!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT RACE, GREAT DRIVING AND GREAT PITSTOPS. YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME TODAY. KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD RACE WHEN BV PASSED J.GORDON. YOUR WHOLE TEAM SHOULD BE PROUD. GREAT FINISH.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yall were awesome today. it was worth the wait. 13.2, 13.6 pit stops. very proud of the whole team.
crewmembers mom

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

8th place finish at MIS! WooHoo! I am so proud of the 83 team. Awesome job guys. Now, rest up and let's go conquer Bristol.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous red83bull said...

Special note- The pit stops were great today. I think, under caution, The 83 picked up at least one spot on every stop. Today was a team effort. And remeber, BV got the good hands of the race award! That car was sideway alot!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

Ok...here's the story. After this race, the #70 team is 33rd in the standings with 1805 owners points. The #45 team fell to 34th with 1769 points. The #22 team has 1745 points, and is in the 35th position. After that, the #21 team has 1690 points, #10 team has 1560 points, and the #83 team has 1448 points. This makes the #83 team 297 points out of the top 35. Considering how bad the #45 team is running lately, they could lose a lot of ground in the points.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Thanks Nathan I was looking all over for that info

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didnt forget about Brian he drove the wheels off the 83. made me a little nervous at the start of the race he was really loose. proud of the whole team.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys! The 83 team really impressed me today and Vickers did great keeping that thing on the track...

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

Keep in mind too...though he is about 13 points further from 35th place than he was 3 races ago, he's actually closer to getting into the top 35, because the 33rd and 34th teams in owners standings have fared poorly. Brian has closed the gap on those teams more than 200 points. Even the #83 team can't overtake the #22 team (I think they will), they have even a better shot at bypassing the #45 and #70 teams. Every time the #83 gets a top 10, it knocks off 80-100 points off the differential. With 13 races left, and many 1 1/2 mile triovals on the schedule, I think 3-4 top 10 runs aren't out of the question, and would put the #83 in great position for the Daytona 500. Then, TRD can work on low-end engine torque all offseason.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“NASCAR is a very special form of racing, and even a guy like Montoya, with all his F1 experience and his Champ Car racing on ovals, can’t just jump in and be competitive. So, they will look maybe at some Busch races and if that is going well, put him up to the Nextel Cup.” This is supposedly a quote from Helmut Marko with Red Bull concerning Scott Speed coming into Nascar. Wow, is this something they just figured out or did they just feel the need to throw AJ to the wolves?

5:52 AM  

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