Nov 6, 2009

Looking for a record run

My latest story for Red Bull on Brian Vickers last gasp to not set a record:

With three races left his inaugural Chase for the Cup appearance, Brian Vickers starts the final stretch at a track where he holds the qualifying record.

That was three years ago but, unfortunately, the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota driver hasn’t been able to crack the top-10 on the grid or in a race at the Texas Motor Speedway since. In fact, Vickers’ average start at Texas is 21st and his average finish is one place worse, 22nd.

“Although all of the finishes don’t show it, Texas really is my kind of track. It’s wide with multiple grooves. You can move your car around to find where it works the best,” he said. “The important thing is to just be there at the end. Because it is such a fast track and the race is bumper to bumper, it is easy to get caught up in a racing mistake.”

More at: Red Bull International

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