Thursday, August 09, 2007

On the Road Again


A July 31 research-gathering mission took Red Bull Racing across the North Carolina state line to the tiny southern Virginia town called Alton. There, Red Bull Racing puts is road-course package to the test at Virginia International Raceway. The scenic 2.27-mile circuit is not on the Nextel Cup schedule, but it becomes a hotbed for stock cars when events roll around like this weekend’s at Watkins Glen International.

Brian Vickers’ No. 83 Red Bull Toyota completed 85 laps (193 miles) during the test. AJ Allmendinger’s No. 84 traversed VIR 72 times (165 miles). Should the testing pay off in qualifying, they’ll be required to turn 90 laps in Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen.

Seven of Watkins Glen’s 11 turns are classified as right-handers. Heck, even the entrance to pit road is a right-hand turn — an art AJ perfected in his road- and street-circuit days driving open-wheel single seaters. BV, who grew up knowing nothing but ovals, is no slouch on a road course, either. In 2005 at Watkins Glen, he finished third in the Busch Series race and a day later ran eighth in the Cup car.

20 Comments:

Blogger Jackie said...

I have a good feeling about qualifying tomorrow!!!

GOOD LUCK TeAM RED BULL!!!!

11:43 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Good Luck @ The Glen boys! Hope the testing pays off! We know you can do it!!!

WE BELIEVE!!!

11:48 AM  
Blogger malpal83 said...

You can do it, boys!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck at the Glen. Remember AJ, sometimes you need to go slow to go fast. Hit your marks!! We are pulling for both cars to get in.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more three wheeling like at infineon---"go slow to go fast" if AJ has to slow down cause the front is pointed in the air and he can't see out of the windshield he won't be going very fast

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:20 AM  
Anonymous TRB SUPPORTER... said...

boy kreskin - glad you got it all figured out. maybe you should run the team.

7:17 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

Good Luck TRB!!!Show them what your're made of!!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Steve Winfield said...

Kreskin, I agree that Jackie/Kristin/Krystle are mindless idiots. I am glad to hear that TRB is not switching to Chevy I would no longer be a fan if they did. Good luck at the Glen boys.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Everyone pay attention to that guy! He's posting on the internet you know?

As long as Brian continues to make the field and finish in the top 35 every week, that means he's beating people ahead of him in the points and that's all I care about.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

HOW THE HELL AM I AN IDIOT!!!! Why dont you people run the freakin team if you know every damn thing!!!! Are we idiots because we support our team unlike some people who come on here and bash it. I think all of the people who come on here talk crap and think they know everything are the idiots. I was the first one to say they wouldnt run chevy, oh and this as TRB blog not a dale jr. one...I suggest you go find another blog and state your stupid opinions or what you probably see as facts. People from the team come on here so I would suggest you show support not act like you know everything and bash them.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Team Red Bull!!!! YOU both can do it today, lets show 'um what you've got and how good of a job the guys at the shop do!!!! It's time to shine :) We are behind you and all believe the team will be in the race this weekend!!!!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian was 13th in the first practice. Yayyyy! Now let's get AJ up to speed!

Let's go TRB!!

11:03 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

I thought this blog purpose was to show support for TRB not to bash their fans. We've got friends on her and don't like the fact they're being singled out for no reason. Come on people--work together!!
Great practice Brian!!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Open up the skies and bring on the rains. I know BV ran a quick practice lap, but he was still 5th from the go or go home guys. And with road race specialists like Boris, PJ Jones, and others at the track, I'll take getting in any way possible.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Good luck in Qualifying boys! Hopefully the rain will let up so AJ and Brian can go out. I know Brian is in the race if it rains, but I want AJ in it too! It's been a while since we've seen him out on the track. We are all cheering for you guys! Keep up the good work. Stay Positive. We are all behind you.

WE BELIEVE!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take care of those lug nuts.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rain has cancelled Qualifying.

Brian is in the race, and AJ has to go home. This stinks! I wanted to see qualifying. I wanted AJ to get a chance to make it. Stupid rain!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate nascar rules! I want to see AJ race!!!!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie,

Don't let them get to you. The haters are just trying to get a rise outta ya'. Go TRB!

2:33 PM  

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