Friday, July 04, 2008

Bull Crews Go Camping


After treating all of Red Bull Racing Team to lunch Tuesday, members of the No. 83 and 84 pit crews, along with AJ Allmendinger, caught I-85 north to Randleman, N.C. The destination? The NASCARnival at Victory Junction Gang Camp.

They took a tour of the sprawling facility that, through fun activities and experiences, empowers the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. There were boats, rock climbing walls, tree houses, mazes, horses, goats, donkeys, an indoor baseball field, hot air balloons and AJ’s favorite … an 8-foot basketball hoop.

AJ and the Bull Crews sat down for dinner with campers and got a late-evening workout in with a chicken dance. (Sweaty is an understatement.) AJ then cranked up the engine in the demo car, and the crews performed pit stops and taught campers how to tear through lug nuts. And all were more than happy to offer an autograph or two. Visit http://www.victoryjunction.org/.

By no means was the Bull Crews’ work finished. The charity portion of the hefty purse the No. 83 team earned in May for winning the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge came out to $23,793.25. On Friday, crew members presented a check, through the NASCAR Foundation, in that amount to the Speediatrics unit of Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Visit foundation.nascar.com.

5 Comments:

Anonymous theonlynick said...

AJ qualified 13th while Yeley and Riggs both missed the race. Riggs and Yely are both ahead of AJ in Owner Points, so this could be a great weekend!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

#00 and #77 need to have a bad Daytona race.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww.... nice to see how good little boys grow up & become truly good men.

So sweet!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see RB getting involved with such a great charity organization. AJ was probably having as much fun as the kids were from the looks of it! I think with his personality the children would have a blast with him. Kudos to the pit crew guys!

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Amzy said...

Great story :)
A.J. automatically will take over 37th in owner points now that J.J. didnt qualify, and need a top 12? (top 10 for sure) to move into 36th! Good luck tomorrow night boys!

6:50 PM  

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