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Team Red Bull
Team Red Bull logo
Owner(s) Dietrich Mateschitz
Base Mooresville, North Carolina
Series Sprint Cup Series
Manufacturer Toyota
Car No.(s) #4, #82, #83, #84
Drivers #4 Kasey Kahne
#83 Brian Vickers
Sponsors #4, #83 Red Bull
Career
Debut 2007
Defunct 2011
Championships 0

Team Red Bull was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team that last fielded the #4 and #83 Red Bull Toyota's driven by Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers. Marty Gaunt, formerly of Red Horse Racing, was the team's general manager, and Dany Bahar, Red Bull's head of corporate projects, was the team's listed owner. The shop was based in Mooresville, North Carolina. On June 20, 2011, the AP reported that Team Red Bull would leave NASCAR at the end of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series.

Sprint Cup History Edit

Team Red Bull began their operations purchasing several Dodge Chargers from Bill Davis Racing for their 2006 season. The team attempted to qualify for three races in 2006 with Bill Elliott failing to qualify at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the #83 and with Allmendinger in the #84 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (where qualifying was rained out and the field was set by owner's points, thus denying the new team a chance to race). Allmendinger failed to qualify once again at Texas Motor Speedway, posting the slowest time of all drivers who made qualifying attempts.

Team Red Bull failed to qualify for the 2007 Daytona 500, which was also Toyota's official debut. Both drivers failed to secure one of the top-2 transfer spots in each of their respective Gatorade Duels. Allmendinger, in the first duel race, crashed with fellow competitor Robby Gordon on lap 24, causing heavy damage to both their race cars. Brian Vickers blew a right rear tire on lap 51 in the second duel race, ending his chances of making the Daytona 500.

Team Red Bull made their first Cup start one week later on at the California Speedway with Brian Vickers driving the #83 car in the 2007 Auto Club 500. Vickers qualified 15th and finished 10th Allmendinger failed to qualify for the event. Both cars failed to qualify for the Nextel Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Team Red Bull has managed just two starts in its first nine race attempts.

DriversEdit

Team Red Bull hired former Hendrick Motorsports driver Brian Vickers to pilot the #83 Red Bull Toyota Camry for the 2007 season. Shortly afterwards, Vickers was banned from all Hendrick competition meetings during his remaining tenure at Hendrick. Vickers competed for Hendrick from 2003-2006, amassing a Busch Series championship and one win at the Nextel Cup level. Doug Richert was hired as the crew chief for Vickers for 2007 from Roush Racing.

A. J. Allmendinger, an American open-wheel driver from Champ Car, was hired to drive the #84 Red Bull Toyota Camry for the 2007 Nextel Cup Season, running for Rookie of the Year. In addition, he will drive NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races for Darrell Waltrip Motorsports. During his tenure as a Champ Car driver, he collected his first five wins during his last nine races before being removed from his ride at Forsythe Championship Racing. Ricky Viers was hired as the crew chief for Allmendinger.

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Career Stats of Team Red Bull

Starts wins poles top fives top tens
62 0 0 4 9

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