Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nationwide on Brian’s Side

Red Bull Racing Team’s Brian Vickers makes no bones about which car he prefers to drive, so Saturday’s season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona gave Vickers a break from one adventurous week — one that saw him solo skydive and two days later race his way into the Daytona 500.

“It was like Darlington out there, just sliding around in those Nationwide cars,” Vickers said after finishing fourth. Listen to him talk all about it in our audio section at (click here).

Vickers, driving Braun Racing’s No. 10 Toyota, ran in the top 10 all afternoon. He was leading in the final laps before fellow Toyota drivers Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch teamed up and roared past. But a top five will do, especially when it comes the day before the 50th running of the Daytona 500 — the first time Sprint Cup’s new cars will race for points at Daytona.

Vickers’ No. 83 will roll of 23rd when the green flag waves at 3:30 p.m. ET.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

good race, great effort. not a bad way to get mojo rolling for 2008. heres to a good year!


2:24 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Congrats on the finish today, Brian! Good luck tomorrow!!! :)

3:08 PM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

great job!

When are you guys going to setup an online store to sell your stuff so I don't have to go to the racetrack to pick it up?

Do you have a store at the race shop?

3:51 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Awesome Job today BV and the rest of the crew. Way to start off the 2008 Nationwide Series. Good Luck Tomorrow BV.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Good luck today BV and the whole #83 RBRT!

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how they said nothing about why BV had to make a pit stop!!!

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a caution!!! Badly!!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Woo Hoo!! 12th! Congratulations BV and the entire RBR team. Let's go get em in CA. :)

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BV had tire problems early in the race, that's why he had to pit. 12th isn't too bad considering everything that went on. Great job, everyone.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a finish! Way to go Brian and the #83 crew. You've come a long way. Good luck in 2008.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous 83 rbrt said...

Great finish for RBRT's first Daytona 500! Great points day, awesome job!!!!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Brian and the whole 83 team. You did a great job.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job today Brian and the 83 team!!! You all did AWESOME!

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Renegade said...

ncsuredbull - we have a gift shop now

4:59 PM  
Blogger RvNGrammy said...

Absolutely fantastic finish as far as I'm concerned! Brian's name is listed on in the driver standings - 13th! On to California and a better finish and I'll see you in Las Vegas, Brian! Life is pretty darned good.


10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the "new" merchandise be put on the Red Bull web site? There is still all the old merchandise now, please let us know when we can get the "NEW"

Way to go Brian!!

5:13 AM  
Blogger nicole83 said...

What a weekend for Brian! Great Nationwide race and an AWESOME finish in the 500. Brian and the 83crew never gave up. Carry this momentum to Cali!

8:27 AM  
Blogger RedBull83Fan said...

I was sooo proud of BV and the entire 10 and 83 teams this weekend. Both of them did an AMAZING job. BV drove his butt off yesterday, and I am so lucky I got to be there for that! On to Cali!

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree...what a strong finish! I too was there and was just as proud as any Jr. Fan wearing my Red Bull 83/84 hat and shirt.
This is a great way to begin the year! Keep up the good work and have strong finishes the next four races and we will be sitting pretty in the top 35!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Way to go BV and the whole 83 team!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is just the first race of the season but it sure is nice to see this. BV out raced all other Toyota Drivers in both series with the exception of Stewart and Bush!
Great Job, Keep it up!!!!

Toyota Drivers in NSCS Point Standings

3rd, TONY STEWART - 170
4th, KYLE BUSCH - 170
13th, BRIAN VICKERS - 127
16th, DENNY HAMLIN - 117
17th, DALE JARRETT - 115
25th, J.J. YELEY - 88
37th, DAVE BLANEY - 54

Toyota Drivers in NNS Point Standings:

1st, TONY STEWART - 190
2nd, KYLE BUSCH - 180
3rd, BRIAN VICKERS - 165
7th, DENNY HAMLIN - 147
19th, JASON LEFFLER - 106
24th, MIKE WALLCE - 91

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad he didn't get a top ten. Great job though!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Suzie said...

I think it's pathetic that still has GMAC stuff in BV's store.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Suzie!!! When is the new merchendise going to be out so we all can get the new stuff?

Way to go Brian and the 83 crew!!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of new merchandise, I thought the new hoodies were nice but too generic. Just RBRT no driver #’s on any of the three.
However I really like my RBRT mouse pad! By chance will there be a RBRT soft sided cooler available in the near future?

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a place on this web site that we can get the new merchandise? If not.....where besides the race?
And if so....where do we look?

Good Luck this weekend to both 83 and 84 teams!

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do Daytona performances really mean? (From
The other two surprises were Brian Vickers, who finished 12th, and rookie Sam Hornish Jr., who finished 15th in his first trip to Daytona with Penske Racing.
Vickers, who missed the 500 last year with Team Red Bull, battled back from adversity throughout Speedweeks. He rallied from a lap down in the 500 to produce a strong finish.
Now Vickers goes to California, where he finished 10th last year. Could he be Toyota's biggest surprise this year?

We can only hope!!! Go get them this week RBRT!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Where are you finding the new hoodies and mousepad? The hoodies with only RBRT sound awesome I hate how most NASCAR teams have to put there numbers and names on everything.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only place I had seen the hoodies, etc. was at the merchandise trailer during the 500. Hopefully this merchandise will be available to order on line soon!

10:57 AM  

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