Hurricane Reggie Hits Texas
Good thing Reggie Bush is skilled at eluding tacklers in the NFL, because wherever he went at Texas Motor Speedway people followed.
Bush, the New Orleans Saints running back and recently named Red Bull athlete, was a guest of Red Bull Racing Team on Sunday and commanded as much attention as any of the top Sprint Cup drivers.
A small mob scene surrounded Bush for most of the morning. He signed countless footballs with silver Sharpies, obliged each time a microphone was around and smiled for every cell phone photo.
“What’s great about being with Red Bull is that you get to do so many unique and different things,” he said, “Like coming to a NASCAR race, which I’ve never had the chance to do.”
The 2005 Heisman Trophy winner got the total NASCAR experience, beginning with a ride from the airport to his hotel in the Red Bull show car. The street-legal car was cooler than his Ferrari, he said, and Bush seriously wants to add one to his already impressive collection.
Bush visited with guests at the Red Bull Energy Station and then took in the pre-race festivities from the frontstretch, where No. 83 driver Brian Vickers showed him the ins and outs of a race car. Bush then watched the Samsung 500 from atop the pit box.
But Bush’s time for fun is just about over. He and the Saints must prepare for this month's NFL draft and next month's OTAs, or organized team activities.