Friday, September 07, 2007

Off to the Impound

Ever heard of the phrase “run what ya brung?”

Never does that hold more true than in the next 24 hours at Richmond International Raceway, where AJ and BV qualified their Red Bull Toyotas in 27th and 28th, respectively. Should you want to see two really cool-looking cars take the green flag side by side, check out row 14 in Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 (7:30 p.m. ET on ABC).

Now back to that silly saying. Richmond is one of the so-called impound races. After teams qualify, their cars are quarantined and closely watched by guard dogs — really it’s just overnight security personnel — in the chained-up Nextel Cup garage.

The Bull Crews can’t touch the Nos. 83 and 84. Crew chiefs Doug Richert and Rick Viers can’t work their magic overnight to squeeze out an extra ounce of speed. What the two Red Bulls qualified with is what they’ll race with. Not a tweak here. Not a turn there. Nothing until the first pit stop.

Impound races are a rare occurrence. Only five of the season’s 36 races carry that label — both Richmond races, the two at Talladega and the July event at Daytona.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, "the really cool-looking cars that take the green flage side by side"

You forgot to mention, again! What luck :) One thing, this time AJ was able to get the extra ounce of speed on Vickers. ^^


5:34 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Good luck to both teams. We are all cheering loud for you guys.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allright!!! Great work by everyone at TRB! RB and V on me...oh yeah, I'm watching the Busch race by myself! Great run so far tonight!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous MulletDog said...

my red bearded dragon just crapped on my keyboard.. i think its a sign..

6:30 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Woohoo. Cant wait for tomorrow's race! Great job by Brian and AJ in tonight's race too!

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great race tonight - too bad Bodine took away what might of been a top 10 finish for AJ - but he did a good job saving the car and bringing it home in the top 15.
Awesome job qualifying again in the cup series - cant wait to do it again tomorrow!! Proud of you guys at TRB.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only thing about the impound races, it may hurt TRB at the start of the race if they are starting the race on a qual. setup. Lets hope there is a caution within 20-30 laps so they can come in and adjust or they may fall off of the lead lap.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Great job tonight guyz!!! I hope y'all learned some stuff!! Good Luck tomorrow night!


8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and a lucky penny taped to the dash! Rock on TRB...

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

Good luck to AJ and Brian tonight

7:49 AM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...


Who had the lucky penny taped on the dash board. Was It BV? Just wondering

8:56 AM  

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