Sunday, April 5, 2009

BV Supports Our Troops

Brian Vickers, driver of the #83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, is a big support of the United States Armed Services. Well, on Saturday afternoon, he got the chance to meet a few dozen soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas. These brave men and women visited the Red Bull Energy Station and were able to take in the Nationwide Series Race thanks to Brian Vickers and Red Bull.

Fort Hood, Texas is a three hour drive from Texas Motor Speedway. Currently 52,000 soldiers are assigned to the base. Plus, they are the most diverse military post in the world. Fort Hood is the country’s only two division post, as the 1st Calvary Division and the 4th Infantry Division are based there. Also, the 13th Sustainment Command is also located there. One out of every 10 Army soldiers on active duty are assigned to Fort Hood.

Brian Vickers said on Saturday, “ I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to meet the men and women that serve this country, defending the rights and protecting the freedoms that allow us to come and race every Sunday.”

Brian Vickers and the #83 team will start 18th for the Samsung 500 from Texas Motor Speedway today. You can see the race on Fox starting at 1:30pm/eastern time. David Reutimann starts on the pole.