Thursday, November 15, 2007

Red Bulls by the Numbers

The season’s first green flag waved Feb. 18 at Daytona, and the final checkered flag will fall Sunday at Homestead. In between are 273 days filled with digits — and a lot of them. Here are a few from Red Bull Racing Team’s first Nextel Cup campaign.

Brian Vickers

*Starts: 22
*Short weekends: 13
*Top Toyota: Nine times (California-1, Bristol-1, Texas-1, Lowe’s-1, Dover-1, Pocono-1, California-2, Atlanta-2, Phoenix-2)
*Best finish: Fifth, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, May 27
*Average finish: 24.4
*Top 10 finishes: Five (California-1, Lowe’s-1, Michigan-2, California-2, Atlanta-2)
*Best start: Third, Talladega Superspeedway, Oct. 7
*Average start: 23.2
*Top 10 starts: Two (Pocono-1, Talladega-2)
*Laps completed: 5,702 of 6,212 (91.8 percent)
*Laps led: 12 times for 106 laps
*DNFs: Four
*Total winnings: $1,892,658

AJ Allmendinger

*Starts: 17
*Short weekends: 18
*Top rookie: Twice (Charlotte-2, Atlanta-2)
*Best finish: 15th, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Oct. 13
*Average finish: 31.6
*Top 20 finishes: Three (California-2, Charlotte-2, Atlanta-2)
*Best start: Fifth, Texas Motor Speedway, Nov. 4
*Average start: 28.7
*Top 10 starts: One (Texas-2)
*Laps completed: 5,373 of 6,233 (86.2 percent)
*Laps led: Once for one lap
*DNFs: Two
*Total winnings: $1,263,263


Anonymous 83TRB said...

I would be curious to hear from some team officials and others who work there how they felt about this season. Maybe we all(fans) thought the top 35 thing would not be as hard to break into than it has been. Speaking for myself, I know it is a long road and there has been lots of bright moments. I think there is a good foundation for future sucess. See you at Homestead!

9:40 AM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

BV, AJ and crews enjoy the time down in Miami this weekend.I wish I could have been down their to cheer you guys on but I can't so I will being you guys on from cold Kansas City. Good Luck in Homestead guys. Let's end the season in Red Bull fashion with two Bulls in the show.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All in all....this team is AWESOME!!! Way to go this year and better luck next year. Hold your heads up high, you have lots to smile about!!
Good Luck this weekend!!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

How come vickers isn't on the Busch entry list at Homestead???

2:31 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

Given everything that a new team faces, you guys did a great job. After Homestead take some time to relax! We all have faith that next year will be a better year and hopefully the stupid top 35 rule will be an after-thought once the 6th race rolls around.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Gangsta, Brian isn't on the Busch list because Phoenix was his last Busch race for the 2007 season. Good luck this weekend Team Red Bull. What better way to end the season than to have 2 TRB Toyotas in the show on Sunday. It's been a long season, and hopefully both teams are able to relax a little and get ready for Speedweeks. 2008 is our year! Enjoy Homestead and the weather.


6:05 PM  
Anonymous auto racing history said...

race for us fans guys. with the changes they've made in the rules it really does disappoint me a bit. but cant stop us from being a complete fanatic for you guys. Good luck next year guys!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous auto racing history said...

race for us fans guys. with the changes they've made in the rules it really does disappoint me a bit. but cant stop us from being a complete fanatic for you guys. Good luck next year guys!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck AJ! Hope you have 2 great races to finish the year off. Its been a tough one for you but you have come a long way since the first race and you should be proud of yourself!! Thumbs up to the whole #84 crew - all of you have done an awesome job.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

LET's Go AJ! AJ you will be always be the best Rookie in my book for the 2007 NASCAR Season.AN Yes AJ you are BRinging SEXY Back into NASCAR. BUT I have to admit that Team Red Bull had the two Sexiest Drivers in NASCAR.Here's to two Red Bull in the season finale in Homestead. I'm making this promise to BV and AJ and Team Red Bull that Kansas will be much much better for you guys in 2008.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous savannah david said...

This has been a season of extreme ups and downs. I've been a BV since his Busch days. Through the course of this season I have become an AJ fan and a Red Bull supporter. I hope we can put both cars in at Homestead and I can't wait to start it all over again in February. Go get 'em boys!

Also, it sure is nice to see more activity on the blog. Opinions are definitely welcome and tolerated here, provided they aren't coarse in the language shared. At least, that's been my observation during this year.

5:41 AM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...



6:35 AM  
Blogger nicole83 said...

I'm still proud to be a TRB fan. Yes, it's been a rough year but that only makes you stronger. 2008 will be the year of the Bulls!!

Good Luck Brian and AJ!!!! Stay safe and have some fun!!!

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell us when Brian and AJ go out today for qualifying?

8:34 AM  
Blogger racing bull said...

For qualifying today, AJ goes out 7th, and BV 48th.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Thanks Racing Bull for the qualfying draw.


9:24 AM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

Bad luck with the draw for the 84...Good job 83 team!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

Vickers in :)
A.J. out :(

1:47 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Brian knocked AJ out of the race. That stinks. I really wanted to see 2 TRB Toyotas in the field on Sunday. Oh well, 1 is better than none. We still get to see AJ in the Busch race. So that's cool

2:10 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

Is there an apperance scheduled this weekend by either driver? Thanks...

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the Team Red Bull merchandise hauler at the track.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous 83TRB said...

I realise that, I was lookin for some inside info...

3:35 PM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

On my Nascar 08 video game Vickers won a championship with 9 wins 25 top fives and 32 top tens. Good luck to Brian and lets see them in victory lane in 08!!!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor AJ - really got screwed by the draw on this one. Feel really bad for the 84 team. Really sucks when you are the fastest one in the morning and when you have to go out to qual you are one of the slowest. Sad way to end the year.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

right now A.J. is on the pole in the Busch series out of 7 cars!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous gangsta said...

the eighth car out, Patrick Capentier, knocked A.J. of the pole

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep your heads up 84 team - luck of the draw got you this week. Lets get focused on next year!!!!

4:35 PM  

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