Red Bull Racing celebrates the return of Formula 1 racing in their home circuit, Red Bull Ring in Austria in a very unique way. The team posted a video of their #84 NASCAR cars doing donuts in the circuit. The car was wrapped in a special Red Bull Ring scheme.
The clip is from Red Bull’s ‘Drum the Bull’ video featuring famous percussionist Martin Grubinger. And features vehicles from all of Red Bull’s motorsports ventures. The main highlights of the video are the team’s Formula 1 car, Moto GP bike, NASCAR car, and their ‘Dakar Rally’ Truck.
Red Bull posted a video on the Instagram page of their motorsports page, ‘Red Bull Motorsports‘. They wrote, “Are you as excited for the return of motorsports as we are?”
Watch the full video on Red Bull TV.
Red Bull started their NASCAR venture called ‘Team Red Bull‘ in 2006. The team bought off old racing facilities from Roger Penske and was headquartered in Mooresville.
However, after running for 5 seasons the company decided to sell off the venture to BK Racing. The team ran Dodge cars for its first season and shifted to Toyota the next year.
After that, the team scored its first ‘Top-10’ finish at the 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana, California. The team’s first ‘Top-5’ finish came in the 2007 Coca-Cola 600 which is NASCAR’s longest race. Next year, AJ Allmendinger won the Sprint Showdown and qualified for the All-Star race. Additionally, Brian Vickers took his first win with the team in 2009.
After that, the team only managed to put a few memorable performances. And in 2011, the company decided to shut the operations of the NASCAR team to focus on their Formula one venture.