Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Current Affair

Now that Phoenix is out of the way, the last step in the implementation phase of the Car of Tomorrow, Red Bull Racing Team members can begin their final fling with the car they’ve come to know and love.

This weekend’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway marks the final race for the so-called current car whose bullet-shaped body style was introduced in 1981. Nearly three decades have been spent perfecting this car, so excuse Brian Vickers and others should they need a little extra time to say good-bye.

Building two styles of race car has been a royal pain in the rear, but there is an emotional attachment to the current machine. BV’s first Nextel Cup victory came in one, as did Red Bull Racing Team’s first top five. AJ Allmendinger has taken quite a liking to the COT, but his best showing came without a wing.

“I’m excited to drive these real race cars for one last time,” Vickers said after finishing 21st Sunday at Phoenix. “These COTs are far from a real race car. It’s going to be fun to get at least one last run in the old car.”

As for BV’s Phoenix race, he started at the rear of the field because of a Friday engine change and fell a lap down twice with brake problems. He hung on, however, remained on the lead lap and finished 21st.


Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Way to hang in their BV! We NEVER Gave Up today BV and the 83 crew.Enjoy the final week of the season.Keep hanging BV and the brake problems will eventully leave you and TRB hopefully for awhile come next season.WE have WINGZ and we will continue to have WINGZ. That magical day of having the two Red Bulls locked into the show every week will be here before we know it.

AJ by the Packers are kicking some butt on the field.

Oh by the Brian: Me and the of Vickersville fans can't wait for INC tomorrow night. INC kicks A$$ when you are on their.


9:10 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

Hopefully I will be cheering for 2 bulls on Sunday from the grandstands at Homestead!

4:16 AM  
Anonymous savannah david said...

BV and the team did a great job managing a lead lap finish. I could tell something wasn't quite right, but until I read hear it was brakes, I had no idea for sure. Go get 'em boys!

On another thought - Did you hear that? I think I heard a pin drop. It sure is quiet around here these days.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to hang in there yesterday Brian, lets hope both teams get a chance to drive the "old" car next weekend! Lets go out with wings and ready to start our 2nd year with the COT.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this Blog is so quiet 'cause it takes so long to hear back or to see a post! It does take some of the fun out of it, wish all could have kept it clean and thoughts readable.
Good luck to both teams this weekend, back in the old cars again, lets put them away with a good finish.

6:50 AM  

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