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).