Tim’s Trained Eye
AJ Allmendinger’s spotter, former driver Tim Fedewa, admitted he sometimes got lost in the blur of Red Bull blue.
Being AJ’s second set of eyes requires that Fedewa be perched high atop something, usually a press box or corporate suites, and from there it’s tough to tell who’s who when both cars are blue. And it’s not like every track is the size of tiny Martinsville.
“At times, you had to really stay on top of it,” Fedewa said. “You couldn’t take your focus away from your respective car. I just couldn’t take my eyes off AJ, especially when Brian was around. When you go back, your focal point is a blue car with some yellow trim. You couldn’t tell. There’s two of them.”
Not anymore. AJ’s No. 84 will be silver the rest of the way.
“Fedewa will finally be able to see,” AJ joked. “He’s getting old. He’s getting up there in age and his eyes are starting to go.”
Listen to Tim talk about it in our audio section at www.redbullracingusa.com.