Team Red Bull made its debut in 2006 by purchasing Roger Penske’s old shop location in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Red Bull team bought several Dodge Chargers from Bill Davis Racing but with Bill Elliott and A.J. Allmendinger as the official driver they failed to qualify in all three attempts at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
In the 2007 season the team failed to qualify for the 2007 Daytona. Allmendinger crashed with Robby Gordon on lap 24 causing heavy damage to his car. Bill Elliott was replaced by Brian Vickers but the driver blew a right rear tire on lap 51 ending his chances wo qualify for the Daytona 500.
The team made its official debut in a Nascar race a California Speedway with Brian Vickers as the official driver for the #83 car in the Auto Club 500. Vickers qualified 15th for the race and finished on the 10th position.
Currently the team fields in the Nascar Nextel Cup two Toyota Camrys: the #83 driven by Brian Vickers and the #84 by A.J. Allmendinger.
Team Red Bull formally announced an agreement with former Formula 1 Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Scott Speed to race the No. 2 Red Bull Toyota Camry with Eddie Sharp Racing for the 2008 ARCA Re/MAX Series Season. Red Bull may consider occasional opportunities for Speed in NASCAR as the 2008 season progresses.
From Scott’s Mouth...“I’m really excited to race ARCA because it’s an opportunity to learn a completely new animal for me - stock car racing - without being put under a huge spotlight. One of the great things about ARCA is that you have a whole field full of young guys like me just trying to make a name in this sport. It’s hard to judge the level of competition I’ll face next year, but that’s just part of the fun.”