Full Of Bull Vol. 1 Issue. 4
This weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway should've been, and could've been a great day for the No. 83 of Brian Vickers and Team Red Bull. In the KOBALT Tools 500, Red Bull had it's best year since breaking in to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Vickers, running in second place with four laps to go, was closing in on the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge of Kurt Busch, when Robby Gordon's No. 7 machine brought out the 11th caution of the day.
Fuel mileage quickly became a factor, with Vickers only having enough fuel to go to the scheduled end of the event's 500 miles.
Vickers brought his Red Bull Toyota to pit road with all the other leaders and came in second, he left eighth, which was very disappointing after the great run he had.
After the action of the green-white-checkered finish, Vickers brought the Red Bull Toyota home in fifth place, scoring his best finish at Atlanta.
Vickers collected his third straight top 10 finish of the year, after the infamous Vickers-Dale Earnhardt Jr. wreck in the Daytona 500.
Vickers also moved up into the top 12 in points. The move puts him that much closer to a possible Chase birth this season.
After the race, a very disappointed Vickers said, “We would’ve finished first or second—or wrecked trying. We obviously had the better car there at the end. Kurt and I were running the same line, so it wasn’t going to be easy to pass him. He was driving his butt off as well. I’m really proud of the Red Bull guys. I had a great car all day.”
Vickers and the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota will take a well deserved week off before returning to action at the bull-ring in Bristol, Tenn., a track where in nine tries, he has never scored a top five or top 10, and has an average finish of 25th.
The Speed-Demon Report
This weekend at Atlanta, Scott Speed once again found himself caught up in someone else's mess.
Speed sits in 37th in owners points after a horrible weekend, and a real bad finish in the KOBALT Tools 500. So far this season, the rookie curse is weighing heavily on him and the entire No. 82 Red Bull Team.
Speed goes to the Bristol bull-ring for the first time, like he will most all season. The only thing different this week is that with a year of ARCA ReMax events last season, Bristol should be pretty close to what Speed got accustom to last season.
Speed and Vickers need to get together and see what they can do for one another and we can only hope that Speed gets up to "speed" at Bristol, and pulls off a top 15 or 20.
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