Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pit Crew Practice!

You loyal blog readers often request more stuff about the pit crews... so ask and you shall receive!

Last week, a photographer from Atlanta Motor Speedway came out to the pit school where both Red Bull Racing pit crews train and shot the guys working out and going through a series of drills. AMS is planning to include a 4-page feature story on Red Bull Racing's pit crews in the race programs for the October 28th race weekend.

On this particular Tuesday, pit crew coach Greg Miller led the guys through a series of drills. Everyone seems to like the drill in which one crew throws tennis balls at the other crew (see the picture above). Dodging the balls can prove quite the challenge. But if someone gets hit, they must go back to the end of the line. These drills are designed to help with speed, coordination and reaction time.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike looks bored. Doug, where are your gloves? And Shaun looks like he's about to attack... Keep working hard guys and good luck this weekend. I'll keep an eye on you guys - they had NASCAR in Iraq last time. The rest of the season is yours for the taking, keep showing them what you're made of.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

It's great to see the Team Red Bull pit crews getting the recognitition that they deserve! Can't wait to see the Atlanta program. May need to remind myself to pick it up when I go to the races in October. Hope you guys are having a great week. Good luck at Watkins Glen.

WE BELIEVE!

3:15 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Awesome!
My friend did part of the AMS program I guess for the last race.
She got to write part of Brian's page and therefore.. I wrote it. :)
Maybe I can have her grab me a copy of this program, I'd love to see this article.
Great pictures

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a job where I get to throw tennis balls at co-workers.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...

Rock on Crews! You guys are the best in Nascar.....and we know why! Y'all work so hard and get to have a little fun in the process!

Good Luck @ The Glen boys!!!

WE BELIEVE!!!

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhh!!

There is a 1000 pound Gorilla in the room that no one wants to talk about.

Be really, really quiet and maybe it will go away!!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd share with everyone that the August 2007 issue of NASCAR Illustrated has a great article on Team Red Bull and an article about the Anatomy of the Red Bull Energy Station. Both are awesome pieces. Plus, there is a little snip about AJ's motorcoach.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Amzy said...

Good stuff seeing the pit crew in the spotlight, always good to see. Cant wait to seee the Atlanta program, deffinatly getting that when i come to the track!! :) And for all you going see ya there!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE THE STUFF ON PIT CREWS, BUT REALLY HATE TO SEE MY KID DODGING TENNIS BALLS. HAVENT HEARD HIM COMPLAIN MUST BE DOING OK.
GOOD LUCK TEAM.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the stuff on your pit crew. Be careful throwing those tennis balls at Schields though... you know how cautious he is about protecting his "good looks."

7:37 AM  

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