Monday, May 12, 2008

Racing the Lady in Black

It’s tight! It’s loose! It’s tight…again! If you were listening to Brian Vickers on the radio Saturday night, you surely stopped counting the number of times he was fighting with the handling on his No. 83 Red Bull Toyota. Vickers kept on keeping on even after The Lady in Black’s countless attempts to end his day. Vickers list includes a soon-to-be flat tire that sent him in for an early pit stop, a heavy blow from the No. 12 car as the No. 83 was entering its pit, and finally, more than just a Darlington stripe when the No. 83 hit the wall in Turn 4. Vickers finished his night in 25th and remains 17th in overall points.

AJ Allmendinger was dealing with a tight car all race long, but kept his No. 84 Red Bull Toyota out of the wall and out of trouble – well, out of trouble that he could control. Midway through the race, the No. 84 lost its clutch, challenging the driver and Bull Crew to play it smart and careful each time they left the pits. Like his teammate, Allmendinger also had a tire going down and made the right call to change it out before disaster could strike. The No. 84 took the checkered in the 27th position, holding on to 40th in the overall standings.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know why was the 83 short on fuel?

10:44 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Curt, Have you ever been to Lowe's Motor Speedway? I'll take plenty of pictures. We're gonna try to go to RBR on Friday.

12:56 PM  
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5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I haven't been to a race yet. The 2003 Pepsi 400 was supposed to be my first race but I missed it due to a flight delay. I live in the Caribbeans (Aruba to be exact). BUT I'm planning on going to the Las Vegas race in 2009.

Oh hell yes take plenty of pictures please. I've heard that the RBR shop is pretty big and I'm eager to see.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The RBR shop is GREAT! Nothing like any of the other shops!

7:23 PM  

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