Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Planning Far in Advance

We all know the Daytona 500 is big, but there are 35 more races after the season in itself called Speedweeks. Points carry as much weight in the dog days of summer as they do in February.

To make sure Red Bull Racing Team is prepared for life after Daytona, the boys in Mooresville, N.C., are working overtime to get cars ready for places like California and Las Vegas — races two and three on the Sprint Cup schedule.

“We’re thrashing in here,” said Keith Koldsbaek, who’s a small part in the large process of building a Sprint Cup car.

Over the next seven days, Red Bull Racing Team will have completed 11 cars that have nothing to do with Daytona — four for California, two more for Las Vegas, another four for a test at Phoenix and one bringing up the rear for a test at Nashville.

And that just gets us through the beginning of March.

You always hear drivers Brian Vickers and AJ Allmendinger thanking “the guys back at the shop.” Well, they deserve a little thanks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, "the guys back at the shop" do deserve a Thank You! Our son is one of the guys at the shop and I know the long hours he is putting in. I think they are all ready for a good year and have there hard work pay off.
Good Luck to both Brian and AJ on Thursday!!!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vickers takes chance at solo skydive on day off
Sometime today, Toyota driver Brian Vickers will throw himself from a plane and feel what he expects to be one of the biggest rushes of his life. And he'll be doing it alone. Unlike most first-time jumpers who go as a tandem, Vickers will undergo additional training to be able to make a solo jump. "I didn't want to do tandem," Vickers said. "Something about a guy strapped to my back doesn't seem quite as thrilling. "I keep telling everybody I'm sure there's more to it than I realize, but I can't imagine I'm going to forget to pull the cord." He'll jump at Skydive DeLand, about 25 miles south of Daytona Beach. He said he wasn't concerned about the inherent danger, as he's used to facing high risks in his day job. "Just like in racing, if it's your time, it's your time," Vickers said. "If God wants you, he can get you any time he wants."

I hope someone will post pictures of this!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Awesome job everyone at RBRT we can already see the improvements you guys have made in only 1 year! Keep up the hard work.

Also Vickers was on ESPN NASCAR Now talking about his skydiving experience

4:46 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Thanks to all the guys at the shop! Hopefully Brian and AJ will both be able to show off your hard work on Thursday and Sunday!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous 83GIVZUWINGZ said...

We got some AWESOME guyz in "back @ the shop"...thanx so much for what you do! :) This season will be different! It's RBRT's time to shine! :D


1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of your hard work this past year and all the over time now has paid off! Brian in the 500 and AJ and crew did and Awesome job today also! You "guys back at the shop" are Awesome too!! Today on our face, you put a BIG SMILE!! :) Keep up the hard work!

8:00 PM  

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