Bristol II: Red Bull Racing Team race report

Allmendinger's crew spent almost 100 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway fixing the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota. Brian Vickers, driver, No. 83: "We weren't very good in practice Friday night, but the crew worked hard to get the car better before race ...

Allmendinger's crew spent almost 100 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway fixing the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota.

Brian Vickers, driver, No. 83: "We weren't very good in practice Friday night, but the crew worked hard to get the car better before race time. We didn't know what we would have until the start of the race, but the car ended up pretty good in the center and under throttle. We just needed to get the rear of the car hooked up more because we fought a loose condition all night. This race always takes patience because it's so long. The attrition rate helped us, and I knew if we could be there at the end we would come away with a decent finish."

AJ Allmendinger, driver, No. 84: "I've never had a good finish at Bristol, but after we qualified eighth I thought maybe this time would be different for us – I was wrong. Early on in the race we got taken out by the No. 1 car when they blew a tire. It took almost 100 laps to fix the car, and then after I got back out on the track, I didn't have any brakes and we had to come back in again. That set the tone for the rest of the race and I just counted laps wishing it was over. Somehow we finished 34th, which is better than I thought we'd end up. For some reason, Bristol just does not like me."

-credit: rbr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Brian Vickers
Teams Red Bull Racing