Saturday, June 07, 2008

From Ovals to the Diamond


Call it “The House That Ruth Built” or simply “The Stadium.” Either way, Red Bull Racing Team lived a piece of history Thursday.

On the way to Pocono Raceway, Brian Vickers, AJ Allmendinger and the two road crews took a detour to the Bronx for the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium — arguably the most famous sports venue in the United States.

This season is the last for the ballpark, built in 1923, that has seen the Yankees clinch 16 World Series titles there. The new Yankee Stadium opens in 2009.

It was quite an afternoon. The team visited Monument Park behind the centerfield wall, had a block of seats right behind home plate and met Yankees trainer Gene Monahan, who was wearing a RBRT hat when the team arrived. They even got a glimpse of Jason Giambi, who belted a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Yankees’ a 9-8 victory.

The fun was over at the point. Waiting was a 3.5-hour bus ride to Pocono.

Speaking of Pocono, Brian and AJ take to the 2.5-mile track for two practices today (10 and 11:20 a.m. ET) before Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. AJ’s No. 84 starts eighth, Brian’s No. 83 15th in the Pocono 500.

And don’t forget that Scott Speed, who finished 26th in Friday’s Craftsman Truck race at Texas, leads the ARCA field to the green flag for today’s race (1 p.m.).

27 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

That's the only thing I have a problem with. I'm a diehard BoSox fan. Hope you all enjoyed the game, either way. I'm loving all the interviews with AJ this weekend. Can we get some BV love? By the way, are we going to get any quotes from DC on his visit to Dover last weekend?

8:00 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Another great finish for Scott in the ARCA Series. He finished 2nd today. He's really on a roll.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous 83RedBullet said...

Whad'ya think...SS in the third RBRT car next year? He is really making an impression on me. No looking back for him, only forward.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

I'm looking forward to his Cup debut.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck today, AJ. We're keeping our fingers crossed for ya! Hopefully, you can get that car working earlier rather than later!

6:59 AM  
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1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOOO BRIAN!!!! Stay in front of that 11! GOOOOO!!

3:22 PM  
Anonymous ashley said...

CONGRATS TO BRIAN AND AJ!!!

RB's best ever finish and AJ's best ever finish!!

GREAT JOB RBRT!!!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Awesome job BV and the whole 83 team!

Nice job pulling off a 12th place finish AJ!

A great day for the whole RBRT!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

BV is up to 17th in drivers points and AJ I believe is up to 37th in owner points!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

if only Kyle Busch didn't spin out and cause that last caution, we know BV would've won. Awesome job, RBRT.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

WooHoo! Awesome day for everyone at Red Bull Racing. WTG BV, AJ, and both teams! Let's get ready for Michigan.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Boys!! AJ's best finish yet. This is the begining of some great summer racing!! Can't wait.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job BV, second place again and we'll take it. Way to stay out in front of the 11!

Also good job AJ! Great racing all day long, you deserved a top 10
finish.

Way to get noticed Team Red Bull!!!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

THAT's What I'm Talkin about!!!!!!! Great day RBRT!!!

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Nick B. said...

Definetly some great finishes. Best finish ever for RBRT in the Cup series. Good run by AJ!!!! Great run by Vickers. This in house chassis are awesome!!! Can't say enough to put this in perspective. Curt is right, BV would've won had it not been for that caution.

Great Finishes guys!!!!!

One proud Red Bull Fan!!!!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ your almost their in the top 35 in owner points you well find some relieve in sight. Some more strong runs by RBRT will have two BULLZ in the top 35 before long. Being a 140 points out of the top 35 is good because RB is getting stronger each week.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

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7:37 PM  
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7:38 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

and kudos to Jay Frye. We sometimes forget that behind every strong team there is a strong leader. Awesome job by everyone at RBRT. Great performance by both teams and great pit strategies by Kevin Hamlin. You guys will make the Chase.

I'm an extremely proud fan and I know I'm not the only one.

(I made 2 typos in a row, lol, sorry)

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Someone on another message board said BV and AJ went to the Care Center after the race. Does anyone know if this is true? I've read the post race quotes and they was NO mention of that being said, plus every interview I've seen of both drivers tonight they had their Red Bull water bottles and were sippin' on those!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

RED BULL RACING ROXXX!!!

Awesome finishes by both teams!

Let's keep that momentum goin' into MIS! :)

WE BELIEVE!!!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Here's an article I found about the heat and the toll it took on drivers today. However, it doesn't mention Brian or AJ going to the Infield Care Center. Maybe someone from RBR will see this post and update us.

Here's the link:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AgkmjGaw3oUJakIxgVQ7ctzov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-poconoheat&prov=ap&type=lgns

Wow! I've posted a lot this weekend. LOL!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Several drivers were affected by the heat...and according to the scanner BV was having issues with his AC...

8:13 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

That's funny I just read that article. Here's BV's post race interview. He talked about how bad the heat in his car was. Denny feels the same way about it.

http://www.nascar.com/video/cup/2008/06/08/cup.poc.presspass.vickers.nascar/index.html?MostPopular

8:19 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I have it on ESPN, and they just showed his interview in the media center. He looked rough, but no mention then either.

8:22 PM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

Dang...I flew up to NY for a yankess game the next night and just missed the guys.

9:51 AM  

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