Sunday, April 19, 2009

BV Busted!

NASCAR nailed Brian Vickers with a too-fast-entering-the-pits penalty on lap 244 of Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. Vickers was just a tick above the 45-mph speed limit, and after a pass-through the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota dropped from 10th to a lap down in 31st.

Vickers rallied to finish 19th and shouldered all the blame for ruining what most likely would have been a top-10 night.

“The car is the best it has been all night. Sorry guys, I take full responsibility for the penalty,” a dejected Vickers radioed to his team.

Eight events into the season, Vickers sits 18th in the standings — 98 points from the top 12 entering Sunday’s restrictor-plate race at Talladega. Vickers earned his first Sprint Cup victory at Talladega in October 2006.

Teammate Scott Speed started 18th and finished 34th in his second start at Phoenix. Speed’s No. 82 moved to 37th in the car owner standings (102 points from the top 35).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the type of penalty that could and should have been avoided. He might not have had a winning car but at least a top 10. The 83 will not get into the chase when mistakes like this are made!

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right. I used to get so angry when events such as these occurred, but now I've just come to expect it. I doubt that RBRT will continue to field cars when the drivers don't perform. If we don't make the chase this year, I think there's a good chance that either BV or Red Bull won't be around next year. And I won't even say anything about SS.

7:27 PM  
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7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BV may not be around but SS is the pet of Mr Red Bull, so he will be safe...

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happend to BV in the Nationwide race today?

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid move on his part when he tried to pull out and pass Junior with Junior's car behind him.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Yep, Junior got shuffled out and Keselowski was charging up to get to him in the outside line. BV jumped out in front of Keselowski when he saw that line moving. Then when they got to Junior he went to the outside and of course Brad stayed behind his owner. BV drifted clear back to about 20th and the cars back there would never get lined up to make a charge back up.

To BV's credit, Keselowski gave him a huge shove towards the corner right about the time they caught up to Junior, who was falling back pretty fast. At first I thought it was just a bad move on BV's part that he darted outside, but he might just have been trying to avoid ramming into the back of Junior in the corner, which would have caused a wreck.

6:58 AM  
Blogger ncsuredbull said...

no updates in 2 weeks?

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darlington = not good for Red Bull posts for a coupla weeks. As a devoted fan, I'm even gettin' kinda bored here. If the CLT race ends up ugly, watch much longer will RBR field two cars??? Tommy Baldwin Racing gets in w/Scott Riggs??? They formed just a few months prior to the season! Geez RBR wake the heck up! BOOOORRRRINNNNGGGGG.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no updates in 2 weeks?

Maybe Scott can post when he's not racing.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Speed will be racing in the #87 Toyota tonight.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like trb will be building nemechecks car for next week. 82 team is forever out of the top 35 now. shoulda kept aj

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

better get skinner on the line

11:48 PM  
Anonymous crossomotive said...

That's very bad move to see by every Nascar fan

8:32 PM  
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