Testing for 600 Miles
Red Bull Racing Team enters the second day of testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, a crucial test considering teams are still trying to get a handle on medium-sized tracks.
Going fast is the goal, and AJ Allmendinger did just that in the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota, turning the second-fastest lap Monday at 184.150 mph. Brian Vickers, in the No. 83, was 27th at 181.068 mph. Both Red Bulls will tackle LMS in today’s afternoon session (1-5 p.m. ET) and the evening run (6-9 p.m.).
“We’re trying to learn as much as we can,” said Elton Sawyer, the team’s director of competition. “It’s a mile-and-a-half race track. There’s a lot of things we can learn over the next two weeks that can apply to other race tracks. You have to have a plan. If you go in there with no plan, you don’t get any results. We’re trying to push the envelope in testing.”