Tuesday, September 18, 2007


A few weeks ago at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AJ filmed a segment for Toyota featuring the Red Bull Energy Station. In true "MTV Cribs" fashion, AJ gave a complete tour of the structure, including the DJ stand, bars, flat screen tv's and balcony overlooking the IMS garage (and the #84 car!).

Along with IMS, Energy Stations have appeared at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway and Lowe's Motor Speedway this season - with it's next appearance coming at the October Charlotte race. The Energy Station serves as a place for guests of Red Bull to hang out during a race weekend to get the full VIP treatment.

Check out the video at http://www.toyota.com/pitpass/ then click on the Driver Q&A section to see AJ in action.


Blogger Katie said...

can't wait to get there in october, it should be fun :)

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the rumors about Red Bull wanting to switch manufacturers true?

12:38 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

All we can do is go by what they told us earlier this year, that they are staying with Toy. Anything is possible though...

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Bull Racing could be switching manufacturers: As the Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship moves to Dover International Speedway Sunday there are negotiations taking place that seem to have slipped under the radar of most garage watchers. Sun Media has been told that Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has been in discussions to switch manufacturers from Toyota next year. Those in the know say that Mateschitz has been deeply disappointed about the results of both the #83 and #84 Red Bull Toyotas in the team's inaugural Cup season. And he is not pointing the finger at either A.J. Allmendinger or Brian Vickers. The general feeling among team members is that Toyota has not stepped up with the kind of technological and engineering support that the team expected when it signed on with the Japanese auto giant. With Chevrolet losing Joe Gibbs Racing to Toyota next year, there certainly is room for Red Bull to fill that void in the Bow Tie brigade.(Toronto Sun), however, as of Sept 4th, Elton Sawyer, Team Red Bull’s competition director, said the team would stay with Toyota.(9-18-2007)

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After listening to last weeks Trackpass, I wouldn't blame them for switching. It seems like the same old problems each week.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have had it with this stupid game. we are staying with toyota, we are going to chevy, we are staying with toyota, we are going to to chevy. do they honestly think that chevy is going to give them hendrick quality engines? seriously, look at ward burton and that #78 furniture row car. suck it up! if the owner is going to be that impatient, you can bet that vickers and aj will need to start looking for new rides too. who knows how long team red bull will be around.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets keep our heads up, this is our first year with everything new!!!! They all new it wasn't going to be easy. THINK POSSITIVE! :) :)

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have heard it here first - TRB will 100% be a Chevy team in 2008. Bank on it.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous mouse said...

"do they honestly think that chevy is going to give them hendrick quality engines?"

Hendrick, not Chevy, leases the engines to the #78 (and the other non-Hendrick teams who run HMS engines.)

I really hope this rumor isn't true...AGAIN. I'd love to see TBR stay with Toyota.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...

Come on guys...they're just rumors...They've already told us they are staying Toyota. Until we hear something OFFICIAL we have no reason to believe otherwise...

I'm a big promoter of staying positive...NO MATTER WHAT--I'M STICKING WITH MY DRIVER AND HIS TEAM! This is just their first year in Nascar...they have to get things figured out...GIVE THEM TIME!


7:49 PM  
Blogger RvNGrammy said...

Too bad Grandmas aren't invited to the Red Bull Energy Station. It looks like a great place to be on race day. And I Will be in Charlotte! Hint hint!

10:25 PM  
Anonymous savannah david said...

I'm with you 83givzuwingz. These are just rumors and no matter what is done or where he lands, I'm a BV fan as long as he's driving something. And, I'm quickly becoming a dedicated AJ fan. I still believe we can make the top 35 before the seasons end. I look for a good finish at Dover and to gain on a top 35 spot. Go get 'em boys!

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if BV is racing the Bush race at Kansas next week? Don't want to go unless I knew for sure that I got to see him race at least one of the scheduled races.

8:47 AM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

Do you think it is funny that someone who says

"you have heard it here first - TRB will 100% be a Chevy team in 2008. Bank on it."

leaves it as an anonymous comment?

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love toyota and i love brian vickers too, but i am beginning to hate his boss. i think gibbs should add a 4th team and put vickers in it!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

What has BV's boss done? Please explain your statement and why you want to quit on TRB?

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Ya what has he done wrong? He is pouring money into this project like its nothing. Dietrich has a reason to be pissed with all of these stupid little part failures.

Also about Vickers go to Gibbs you have to be joking if he would do that he might as well just stayed and Hendrick and always been the 4th driver.

Hopefully Red Bull and Vickers get everything figured out and in the top 35 this season. Then all of this nonsense will go away. I really hope Red Bull stays with Toyota as they seem to have huge potential but I will be a fan no matter what happens.

11:31 AM  
Blogger racing bull said...

Yes, BV and AJ will both be running the Kansas Busch race -
BV in the No. 10, AJ in the No. 42

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with this boss?

"The general feeling among team members is that Toyota has not stepped up with the kind of technological and engineering support that the team expected when it signed on with the Japanese auto giant."

The boss knew going into the season that neither of his cars were in the top 35. PLUS Brian IS the top performing Toyota when he qualifies. The only reason that Dave Blaney is higher was because he had that Top 35 spot in the beginning of the season, his cars qualify well, and lets face it, Bill Davis has been at this a lot longer than Red Bull. AJ has no stock car experience, so to expect him to come into the Cup Series and blow it out of the water is unrealistic. Given these factors, it seems that Mr. Mateschitz's quick fix is to blame Toyota. If Toyota had been allowed to run the same engine packages as the truck/Busch cars, there would be less of an issue. But the fact remains that the boss knew what he was getting into. There should be no blame here. Go ahead and go to Chevy. They will see the same results. I do not want to quit on TRB, but I will not support a hypocrite. And will you still support TRB if he shuts down? Look what happened at Ginn Racing.

2:56 PM  
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