Red Bull Racing Team - Car

 

Red Bull Racing Team - Car

Car Specs

2010-2011 Toyota Camry

  • Make:Toyota
  • Model:Camry
  • Years:2010-2011
  • Engine:Cast iron 358-cubic-inch (maximum) V8 with aluminum cylinder heads
  • Horsepower:850 at 9,000 RPM
  • Compression Ratio:12 : 1
  • Torque:550 feet per pound at 7,500 RPM
  • Induction:One 4B Holley carburetor
  • Top Speed:200 mph (approximately)
  • Transmission:4-speed “H” pattern
  • Induction:One 4B Holley carburetor
  • Fuel:Sunoco Green E15; 18-gallon capacity
  • Front Suspension:Independent coil springs; upper, lower “A” frames
  • Rear Suspension:Trailing arms, coil springs, panhard bar
  • Chassis:Rectangular steel tubing with integral roll cage
  • Body Length:198.5 inches
  • Body Width:74.0 inches
  • Height:53.5 inches
  • Weight:3,450 pounds without driver
  • Front Air Dam/Splitter:4.5 inches maximum
  • Gear Ratio:3.60 to 6.50
  • Spoiler:Based on NASCAR specifications
  • Wheel Base:110 inches
  • Wheels:Steel 15 x 9.5 inches
  • Tires:Goodyear Eagle
  • Tread Width:61.5 inches (maximum)
  • Front/Rear Brakes:Disc

Red Bull Racing Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ALL

A

Apron:

Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers know not to clip the apron - the flat part of the track below the banking — at high speed unless they want to upset their Red Bull Toyotas. The apron is used for evasive maneuvers, as a safe place for disabled or slow machines and helps cars leaving the pits smoothly rejoin the race.

B

Banking:

The slope angle of a track’s turns, which helps cars maintain their momentum when turning left lap after lap. Talladega’s 33-degree banking is the steepest in all of NASCAR, while New Hampshire’s is the flattest with variable banking at 2 and 7 degrees.

Black Flag:

Not good. Avoid this flag at all costs. Getting black-flagged either means your car is junk or NASCAR is none too happy with your in-race conduct.

Blend Line:

There’s no re-entering the race after a pit stop until you’ve cleared this line, which usually ends past the exit of turn two. A car is gaining speed at this point and ready to re-join traffic.

C

Camry:

The model that Toyota fields in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.

Catchfence:

Curious onlookers (a.k.a., race fans) wouldn’t be safe from the action if it weren’t for this. Many a time a catchfence has kept flying parts and pieces - even cars - from entering the grandstands.

Caution:

Slow down! There’s trouble somewhere on the track — anything from the Big One at Talladega to a simple debris sighting on the backstretch. Whenever this yellow flag waves, the running order is immediately frozen by high-tech scoring loops hiding around the track.

The Chase:

Only the 12 best teams through the first 26 races are privileged enough to compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup — NASCAR’s 10-race playoff that’s used to determine the champion. Brian Vickers and Red Bull Racing Team were Chase participants in 2009.

Checkered Flag:

We all want to be the first car to cross under this piece of black and white fabric. When this flag waves, the day is done.

Commit Cone:

If your car desires service, you had better peel off onto pit road before you reach this object coming off turn four. It’s easily recognizable by its bright orange color. Once you’ve passed it, there’s no turning back.

D

Darlington Stripe:

A rite of passage at Darlington Raceway. Scrape the wall a few times with the right side, and a rookie has earned his stripes. Rarely does one stripe come without another.

Dirty Air:

It’s not really dirty. In fact, you can’t even see it. It’s a slang term, and dirty simply means turbulent air currents that can cause a car to lose control.

Draft:

Picture two cars running nose to tail. The lead car moves the air in front and provides a cleaner path and less resistance for the trailing car, which, in turn, helps push the car ahead. This aerodynamic effect allows two or more cars to run faster than one — especially at Daytona and Talladega.

E

Esses:

A series of right and left turns, one right after the other, that are best navigated in the straightest line possible. Only road courses can say they have esses.

F

Flag Stand:

The perch above the start-finish line where a NASCAR official conducts the starts and stops of a race. The green and checkered flags, and the rest of the flag family, wave from here.

Free Pass:

When the first car one lap down gets a lap back after the caution flag waves. Also known as the “lucky dog” rule. Being granted a free pass can save your day.

G

Green Flag:

As Darrell Waltrip belts “Boogity! Boogity! Boogity!,” Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers hear “Green! Green! Green!” The waving of the green flag symbolizes the start - and any ensuing restarts - of a race.

H

Happy Hour:

Time’s up. The last official practice session before the race. Also known as final practice.

I

Inner Loop:

At Watkins Glen, this tricky series of turns — turns five, six, seven and eight — tests a driver’s mettle under braking on entry and acceleration on exit. The inner loop is a prime spot for passing.

L

Loose:

When rear tires have trouble sticking in the corners. A loose condition often is described as being squirrelly. When a car's "way loose," the front end turns, but the unstable rear end slides up the banking. Think oversteer, but being a little loose isn't all that bad.

Lucky Dog:

See “free pass.”

M

Marbles:

Even Goodyear’s best rubber is prone to breaking apart under high-speed stress. The end result is marbles, or tiny remnants of tires that have gathered to find a new home against the wall and out of the racing groove. Marbles fall into the “loose stuff” category.

Mooresville:

The hometown of Red Bull Racing Team. Commonly referred to as “Race City U.S.A.,” Mooresville rests along the shores of Lake Norman — about 25 miles north of downtown Charlotte. It’s the home of countless race teams, big and small.

N

Nascar:

Short for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. “Big Bill” France Sr. founded the sanctioning body in 1948 in Daytona Beach, Fla., where its headquarters still stand today. NASCAR evolved from the beach into America’s No. 1 spectator sport.

P

Pit Stall:

Three of four tires must be in this rectangular-shaped space along pit road when our pit crews service one of the Red Bull Toyotas. Some refer to it as a pit box, and each team gets its own during the race.

Pit Road:

Where crews live, work and service cars for 3-4 hours each weekend. Usually, this stretch of pavement adjacent to the frontstretch begins off turn four and ends entering turn one.

R

Red Bull:

The Austrian energy drink company that owns and sponsors Red Bull Racing Team’s two entries in Sprint Cup.

Red Bull Racing Team:

A two-car Sprint Cup team that fields Toyota Camrys for Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers.

Road Course:

A rarity in NASCAR. This type of track — there are two of them on the entire circuit, one in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and the other in Sonoma, Calif. — requires a driver to turn right as well as left and totals far more than four turns.

Rumble Strips:

Red and white-colored curbing that lets a driver know he’s coming a little too close to redefining the term “off course.” However, if navigated correctly, rumble strips can be a driver’s best buddy when trying to keep momentum.

Runoff Area:

A place you don’t want to be. If you’ve found your way here, things aren’t going well. But a disabled car can find peace here.

S

Safer Barrier:

Short for Steel and Foam Energy Reduction. Many a driver is happy and healthy since “soft walls” were installed at most tracks. Rather than kissing concrete at bone-jarring speeds, SAFER barriers help absorb dangerous deceleration forces and keep the crash’s energy away from the driver. It still hurts, just not as much.

Scuffs:

Tires that have been briefly used and saved for later racing. A lap or two at speed is enough to “scuff” a set. Scuffs sometimes help in qualifying.

Spotter:

A driver’s second set of eyes, even though this person is sometimes a mile away atop some type of structure above the race track. A spotter’s job, via radio, is to alert his driver of what’s happening before it happens. Chris Lambert spots for Brian Vickers; Kole Kahne for cousin Kasey.

Start-Finish Line:

It all begins and ends right here.

Stickers:

Brand-new tires that still have the Goodyear sticker affixed to the contact surface. Nearly all tires used in competition are stickers. After all, they’re the newest and last the longest.

T

Trading Paint:

Two cars fighting for the same piece of real estate have been known to trade paint. Or maybe when one driver’s a little ticked off at another. Either way, trading paint is commonplace when full-bodied cars compete.

Tight:

The day has turned rather sour if a car finds itself up close and personal with a tire barrier, which eases the impact should a driver stumble off course. Stacks of useless rubber strung together make up a tire barrier.

Tire Barrier:

The day has turned rather sour if a car finds itself up close and personal with a tire barrier, which eases the impact should a driver stumble off course. Stacks of useless rubber strung together make up a tire barrier.

Toyota:

The youngest of four manufacturers in NASCAR. The Japanese automaker first went Craftsman Truck racing in 2004, but 2007 was its first year in Sprint Cup.

TRD:

Short for Toyota Racing Development. They’re the brains behind the brawn under the hood.

W

Wide Open:

When a car can’t go any faster. Also known as flat out, full throttle or pedal to the metal.

Y

Yellow Line:

The subject of NASCAR’s stern warnings during driver’s meetings at Daytona and Talladega. Invisible everywhere else, the yellow line is an out-of-bounds line at the two restrictor-plate tracks. No driver is allowed to advance his position by going below the yellow line.