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Team Red Bull bombs in qualifier

first_img“It’s not good,” Allmendinger said. “I feel bad for the whole Team Red Bull guys. Everybody worked their butts off, and they deserve to be in the 500.” They aren’t, and neither are two other Toyota entries. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team Red Bull heard a big “ole” on Thursday and whiffed on its first attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500. Drivers Brian Vickers and A.J. Allmendinger crashed during their qualifying races Thursday, which means the new Toyota team will pack up and head home as its rivals prepare for the biggest race of the year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Michael Waltrip raced his way through controversy to secure a spot, and Dale Jarrett, Dave Blaney and David Reutimann also made the race. But the Red Bull Cars, Jeremy Mayfield and Mike Skinner are going home. Vickers ran well in the second qualifying race before a tire went flat and he hit the wall. “Obviously, it’s disappointing,” Vickers said. “Came down here, we did our best, got a flat right rear. We’ll get them at California.” Allmendinger, who joined NASCAR from open-wheel racing in the off-season, collided with Robby Gordon and hit the wall on lap 23 of the first race. “I was trying to get out of the throttle, clipped him and the rest, it happened,” Allmendinger said. “I don’t know if you really put fault on that or what. I just feel bad for the whole team.” last_img read more