Thursday, April 17, 2008

BV's Speedy (and Smoky) Salute


Certainly what Brian Vickers does for a living is dangerous, but he knows it’s nothing compared to “bullets whizzing past you.”

Red Bull Racing Team’s No. 83 driver spent Monday at Camp Atterbury in Indiana, giving five National Guard soldiers who have bigger things at stake a chance to sit back and relax. Well, not really.

“I thought we were just gonna cruise around, and he put his foot to the gas. I thought I was going to lose my hat and my mind all at the same time,” guardswoman Jessica Reid said after sitting shotgun in a two-seat show car. Reid is soon off to Kosovo.

Down country roads, Vickers topped out at about 130 mph and wore out plenty of rubber on the base.

To watch video, click here.

As for Camp Atterbury, you name the branch of military service, and it supports it — training the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. It’s also a major mobilization site for the National Guard.

8 Comments:

Anonymous savannah david said...

Way to go Brian. Good Job Red Bull.

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great PR for both BV and Red Bull.
Keep up the good work outside of NASCAR!

4:49 AM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

As the brother to someone who is currently "down-range" overseas, thank you RB and BV for taking the time and showing the support.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too cool and what a way to support our troops! It had to have been so much fun for everyone!

KCMO

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great way to spend an afternoon, giving a little of yourself. Good job.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am deployed in Iraq and I know how cool that must have been to have a real stock car and driver on base. I got some Red Bull that was sent over here and it fires me up to go out and do my job -whatever it takes to get back home soon!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

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Pass this along to EVERYONE so BV can make it into the All-Star race. He deserves it!

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BV can win at Talladega. Hopefully he won't need it.

11:54 AM  

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