Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tally Testing

70 cars - including the No. 83 and No. 84 of Red Bull Racing - took to the track at Talladega Superspeedway Monday and Tuesday taking advantage of the sixth of seven NASCAR-approved tests.

The Car of Tomorrow (COT) will make it's restrictor plate debut at the Talladega race on October 7th, which also marks the 4th race in the Race to the Chase. NASCAR experimented with several restrictor-plate packages and wicker setups throughout the 2-day COT test.

The weather was super hot, but both Red Bull teams made the most of their testing sessions by choosing to work mostly on single car runs. Because as we all know, qualifying days are the most important days of a race weekend until a team becomes locked in the top-35 in points. The crews spent the bulk of each day trying to find speed and figure out what was going to work best for the race in a few weeks. Crew Chief Doug Richert was optimistic and thinks we should be in good shape come race time in October.


Blogger Kristin said...

Practice was awesome to see live. I had never done that before. Hopefully both teams hit on some stuff that they can use in October. Talladega will be here before we know it. Good luck at NHIS.


3:35 PM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...

Glad they got some good test time and are getting things figured out for the COT @ 'Dega! Can't wait!

Good Luck @ Loudon boyz!!! :)


3:52 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Well, its good to hear they ran single car runs, explains the slower speeds... if Doug is confident, then I'm confident.. I follow Doug blindly into the abiss, the dude is good.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work! Both teams have been doing great, Team Red Bull will be on top soon. Good luck again this weekend, we know both teams can do it!!

5:00 AM  
Anonymous david said...

It was encouraging to see the single car test run results from the morning of the first day of testing @ 'dega - BV was 16th overall and 4th among the go or go homers and AJ was 24th overall and 7th among the go or go homers. This is a marked improvement. I sure hope both teams get into the race this weekend. Go get'em boys!

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I agree with you David it was awesome to see both team post decent times in testing

8:04 AM  
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1:20 PM  

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