Full of Bull, Vol. 1 Issue 1.

David PhillipsAnalyst IFebruary 16, 2009

Full of Bull is a Red Bull review and preview of Red Bull Racing drivers Brian Vickers and (rookie) Scott Speed.

Let's start with a review of Sunday's 51st running of the Daytona 500. Both Vickers and Speed would rather forget about the Daytona International Speedway.

Speed lead the Red Bull camp with his 35th place finish. He was involved in two wrecks, one which took out fellow Rabetoyes Rookie of the Year candidate Joey "Sliced Bread" Logano, who finished dead last in 43rd place. Speed was also involved in the the now "Famous" Jr.-Vickers wreck, which heavily damaged the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota after starting 42nd on the day, and brought his Toyota home in 35th. He finished the rain- shortened event one lap down to winner Matt Kenseth.

Vickers was involved in the "Famous" Vickers-Jr. melee. He started the day in sixth and ran up front before a green flag tire stop set him a lap down. Jr. started behind him, also one lap down. Jr. sent Vickers spinning up the track and collected a lot of good cars, including Vickers' No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, which was a contender all day long. Vickers came home 39th and disappointed with the finish. With Earnhardt Jr., Vickers was 12 laps down to Kenseth.

This Sunday, the Red Bull Racing stars head to the Fontana Califorina Speedway for the Auto Club 500, where Speed will make career start No. 1. It should be interesting to see how the rookie battle between him and Sliced Bread goes.

Vickers will be making start No. 11. In the past 10 races he has one top five, three top tens, one pole, an average start of 13.8, and an average finish of 16.6. He has lead 49 laps and is winless at the track, but does have consistent top 15 finishes. He should be trying to move up in the points standings, as it will be week two of the Sprint Cup season.

This is Vol. 1 Issue 1 of my Full of (Red) Bull