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.