Saturday, May 10, 2008

You’re the Best, Mom

Ramona Vickers hasn’t missed her son race on Mother’s Day weekend since Brian broke into the Nationwide Series in 2002. Six years later, Ramona, with Brian at her side, will walk the pre-race stage at Darlington Raceway as NASCAR recognizes the moms who helped make it all possible for their sons.

“All you want is for your child to be successful, and every mother wants their child to be happy,” Ramona Vickers said. “I’m so proud of Brian — his actions, what he says, how he drives. I supported him in whatever he chose to do, and he chose NASCAR.”

There have been times where a mother’s instinct kicks in.

“He’s made us nervous a little bit,” she said, “but as you progress in your career, there’s a little more protection as far as safety. I’m more worried about who’s around him (in traffic), but I think he’s sometimes safer in the race car as he is out on the streets. I feel confident that the team is on its game with safety.”

Brian’s No. 83 starts 28th tonight at a wicked-fast Darlington. Teammate AJ Allmendinger rolls off 26th when the green flag falls around 7:20 p.m. ET.


Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Happy Mother's Day Ramona and the rest of Red Bull's employee's mothers on their speical weekend.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to all. It's always nice to see the moms this race weekend.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Mama V, you're awesome! Have a great Mother's Day weekend!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Mom's day to Karen, AJ's momma! She will be with us for the next 2 races coming up! Love Lynne and AJ

11:54 AM  
Anonymous lovibv83 said...

Happy Mother's Karen. Enjoy the racin tonight. Good Luck tonight BV n AJ. Let's get a one two finish

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy First Mother's Day, forgot you're a Mom now. Give Misty a hug for all of us. Tell AJ's Mom she's now a Grandma!

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck tonight to both RBRT teams. Happy Mother's Day to all Red Bull Racing Team Moms who are very proud of their kids' accomplishments.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


that #83 car was a top 5 car tonight. they can definitely win the showdown AND the All Star next week. they better win it too, cuz they CAN.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know what BV meant at the end of the race when he asked “did our man make the Alll Star race” or something like that?

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Gangsta said...

curt, what do you mean the #83 was a top five car? his highest position was 14th. were you watching the race?

8:31 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

gangsta, were you watching the race? Vickers and Stewart at the end of the race were as fast as Busch and Edwards in that last run. They stayed right with them.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

exactly what Brian said. BV's pitcrew was very good too. they were gaining a bunch of time after each pit-cycle.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

It appears (according to the rules on Jayski) that the #83 crew will be in the pit crew challenge, based on the points position. Pretty sure that was what BV was talking about...........Bad luck last night but they did get the car fast by the end of the night.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Happy Mother's Day to Ramona, Karen and the rest of the moms at Red Bull Racing!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked on the pit crew challenge website and from what I understand BV's crew isnt in it...I could be wrong though

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if they are in the Pit Crew Challenge. I'm attending the All-Star events this year, and was going to the Pit Crew event just to see the 83 team. Guess I need to check on that.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No brakes and no clutch - great job AJ bringing your car to the checkered flag. Lets hope for better luck in Charlotte!!!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to BV’s website the crew will be in the Pit Crew Challenge.

Question…why was the 83 one gal short in fuel when they pitted with the rest of the group?

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it says that the #83 team is in the Pit Crew Challenge on BV's website. they will win it all this year. they're the best of the best.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brian is in that horse power golf tournament on wed. and it says that speed is televising it but I dont know when? Does anybody have an idea?

4:59 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Here is the All-Star TV Schedule for the week:

I hope you all enjoy the weekend's festivities. I leave Wednesday for a weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Hope everyone's been voting. I know I have!

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow Kristin, you'll definitely have a great week for sure. There's a lot of activity but it doesn't look like they're going to televise the burnout competition though.

And Scott Speed is racing the Lowe's truck race by the way, just a reminder.

6:50 PM  

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