Thursday, August 23, 2007

Two Bulls Back at Bristol

It’s the little victories that count for first-year Red Bull Racing — two laps led in the Budweiser Shootout, the first top 10 at California and a fifth-place display of endurance in NASCAR’s longest race. And then there was Brian Vickers’ eighth-place run only a day ago when Mother Nature finally allowed the boys outside to play in the Irish Hills. Lost in the shuffle, however, is a sunny March afternoon in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. AJ Allmendinger, with DNQ No. 5 staring him in the face, pulled off the lap of his stock car life to qualify at Bristol Motor
Speedway. AJ flirted with the edge, even scraping the wall a few times, to make his first Nextel Cup race. Sure, Bristol bit the rookie on multiple occasions, but it was a banner day for Red Bull Racing. Both Red Bulls competed together for the first time. AJ ended up 40th, and BV, nearly choking on exhaust fumes, hung tough and finished on the lead lap in 15th.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ looked good last night! I saw lots of confidence that he's been missing in Cup races and qualifying.

Maybe the CTS is where he should hang out more permanently to gain track time and build confidence for the Cup later on.

Good luck Brian! Bring home another top 10 Saturday night!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck to both Brian and AJ Saturday night, hope to see both of you in it. Brian, hope you have another top 10 or above finish. AJ, you can do it, we believe. Go Team Red Bull

12:18 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Double Duty for Brian again! I could get use to this. Hopefully he has another great showing like he did at MIS. AJ looked awesome behind the wheel of the 00 last night. Here's hoping we get 2 Red Bull cars in the field for Saturday night. Good luck boys!

WE BELIEVE!!!

1:41 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Good Luck to the guys this weekend. Let's get both of them in the show. Stay safe!!

7:05 AM  

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