Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Daring the Dunk Tank

Two givens came out of Tuesday’s team lunch: Red Bull Racing Team ain’t all that deep when it comes to pitching, and the staff’s ace is clearly Jordan Casarella.

As balls bounced, broke fences and nearly a few bones, Jordan came through when management manned up and graced the dunk tank at the 5 Off 5 On training school in Mooresville (the No. 83 and 84 pit crews were kind enough to treat the team to lunch on their turf).

The finish fab worker’s right arm was like a rocket. His co-workers kept misfiring — often badly — but Jordan stepped up and soaked the likes of competition director Elton Sawyer (above), No. 84 crew chief Rick Viers (left) and race engineer Phil Jimenez.

It was later revealed that Jordan is no stranger to the fastball. He was a high school pitcher in his hometown of Southington, Conn. He earned a free 30-minute massage for his efforts.

“I’m gonna need that,” he said.

The Bull Crews also gave tips on changing lug nuts, and their obstacle course put “Battle of the Network Stars” to shame.

But it was quickly back to work, because Daytona week begins with rare Thursday practice sessions (4 and 6:35 p.m. ET).


Blogger Kristin said...

Aww cool! Great to see the crews having fun and trying to stay cool. By the way, I heard Scott Speed on Tradin' Paint on Sirius Satellite Radio. Definitly a suprise. I just love his laugh. Hopefully he has fun in Amsterdamn. I'm jealous! I wanna go there.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I was crusin' ebay for Vickers' 2008 diecast and came across Allmendinger's 2008 silver car. I haven't even seen this advertised as being produced but here is the link if anyone is interested:


5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the merchandise trailer will be at Daytona?

10:12 AM  

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