Monday, February 25, 2008

The Hell with Rain

Rainouts suck — there’s no other way to put it. But if there’s any consolation, the guys back in Mooresville, N.C., got to see all the Monday action unfold leading up to Brian Vickers’ 11th-place finish in the Auto Club 500.

High above the main floor in Red Bull Racing Team’s shop hangs a 52-inch flat-screen TV, which was perfect for a day like today. A couple of weeks ago, there was a group of men who knew a lot about cable and TVs hovering around race cars. They hung it, connected all the wires and now a generous TV keeps the shop guys in tune with the at-track guys.

Half of those interested hung around chassis Nos. 20 and 23, looking above. The rest made their way into the break room. Either way, they saw Red Bull Racing Team’s No. 83 post an 11th-place finish.

Moments later, there were a few high-fives and the occasional chest bump, but it was back to work. After all, Sin City is waiting.

16 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

Yay! Congrats Brian!

Now no more rainouts so both of the boys can get in.

1:03 PM  
Blogger nicole83 said...

Great Job today Brian and the 83 team! Y'all never gave up and got an awesome finish. Bring on Vegas!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Awesome 11th place finish today by Brian and the 83 Red Bull Racing team. Let's get ready for Vegas! I'm ready for 2 RBR Toyota Camry's in the show.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Alabama Gang said...

Brian is in the Chase for the Chase for the Sprint Cup as of right now. Currently in 11th place and climbing with every week. Let's keep up the great racing! I smell a Championship run!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 11th place finish was worth the wait. Great job today (and last night) to the Brian and the #83 crew. The points are looking good too!!! Good luck in Las Vegas. Hope both Red Bull cars get in.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

How come Brian's winnings of $383,945 are less than everyones' up to 26th place Paul Menard? Every driver in 12th-25th in the 2008 Official Driver Standings has more winnings this season than Brian. Can someone explain how this works?

4:04 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I think it is because of contingency sponsors. If you notice the Red Bull cars have only 3 contingency sponsors while most other cars have a bunch of contingency sponsors.

On a side note does anyone know what the decal was on the C Pillar of BV's car?

4:49 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Here is some Red Bull gear from Puma:

http://store.puma.com/pumaUSStore/search.asp?siteid=1&keyword=Red+Bull&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=submit

5:01 PM  
Blogger RedBull83Fan said...

WAY TO GO 83 CREW last night and this morning. You guys definitely earned your paychecks this week!! Keep up the fantastic work!

5:08 PM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

Way to go guys!!

Thanks for the link Brian

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shirts on that web site are the same ones they have at the track. Some nice stuff

6:22 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Ya all of the merch looks great. Do you know if the prices are similar to the ones at the track?

7:33 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Prices are the same as at the track.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems the #83 gets no respect in my opinion. Almost no mention as to the terrific job the team did coming from 39th to finish 11th. Kudos to Kenny Wallace who gave a shout out to BV on Victory Lane last night on Speed. USG best finish award went to Shrub finishing 18 spots higher then he started. No team did as well as the #83.
Oh well I guess its best that they slide under the radar at this point. Once their in the top 35 and possibly stay in the top 12 for the championship, then they’ll be talking!!!

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Suzie said...

I know a lot of people are down on the 84 right now, but I'm expecting them to have an awesome season. They'll be in the race this weekend. I seriously expect them to be well in the top 35 at the end of the year, and for BV to make the chase.

I'd trade all that for a few race wins, though.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...

Gread Job Brian and 83 team! You're on your way to a GREAT season!

Keep working AJ and 84 team! You guyz just caught some bad breaks...you were so close @ Daytona and the rain @ Cali didn't let ya shine...you will!

Let's get BOTH Bulls Racing this week!

WE BELIEVE!!!

6:03 PM  

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