• Jun 11, 2009
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Ah, viral marketing. We have this modern form of guerilla advertising to thank for so many funny You Tube videos. The latest comes courtesy of Red Bull via its Red Bull Racing NASCAR team. The pit crew along with driver Brian Vickers were forced to pit in an unusual location this week when the car required a tire change outside of the McDonald's in Times Square. Hey, when a driver needs new rubber, he needs new rubber, tourists be damned. so the RBR pit crew performed a full donut swap right there on the street in Times Square. Hundreds of onlookers stood in amazement at the site of a car actually finding a space to park in Times Square, even it was for only 20.6 seconds. Follow the jump to view this NASCAR craziness for yourself. Thanks for the tip, phil!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      So where does one go to purchase a V8, RWD Camry?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, agreed. Remember the Speed TV show called "NASCAR Tech"? That was a great idea!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a full tilt Toyota cup NASCAR used for promotional purposes. It is tuned down to about 650-700hp vs. the typical 800hp. Making it "street legal" are custom fitted treaded tires, headlights, tail lights, rear view mirror, windshield wipers, and a North Carolina license plate.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't Times Square closed to traffic now?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Only Broadway, I think. 7th is still open
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's what I was thinking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't think it was a real NASCAR since it had headlights instead of stickers. Still cool to watch
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know ronEbear; you are the only one that brought up the word queer. You are also the one only one that noticed their FIRE SUITS, which is what we call them, fire suits, or as you like them to be called, "jumpsuits", are tight. You also said and I quote, "It's like salad tossing, around the ring we go". How would you know what that is "like"? I'm just pointing out the obvious that is all.

      Great vid.
      • 5 Years Ago
      xD, things like this doesnt happens in Spain.
      nggaplz61
      • 5 Years Ago
      thats old, i live in NY and the virgin megastore in time square has been closed for like 3 months already. and times sq has been closed to traffic for almost a month now...
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you look really close you can see on the car and under the pit crews noses is white powder... no wait, no need to snort just drink Red Bull!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it have been more impressive to bring the Red/Bull or Toro Rosso F1 sqauds and done a proper pit stop with 16 people?

      http://formulawallpapers.com/wallpapers/formula_one_pit_stop_action.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well I believe, and I cant be 100% on this but I believe this stunt was due to brian vickers signing a new contract extension with red bull

        and you guys are welcome for the video ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb5y-VmGmeA

      DTM pitstop with 4 new wheels and refueling ..even quicker than F1...

        • 5 Years Ago
        are you really trying to compare a 4 tire man, 1 lug wheels, no fuel, and air jacks pitstop to a NASCAR pitstop? last time i checked, NASCAR only regulated 2 tire changers and an actual pump jack to do a pitstop.

        so comparing that to NASCAR is pointless, just like the "modified vs. stock" argument.

        also, for some odd reason, i think the pitcrew wasn't the real pitcrew unless they were just doing this for fun and not for speed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      20.6 seconds? Awfully slow for a pit stop. Aren't they usually 14-15 for four tires in a race?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I tried to pull a stunt like that, I would have been pulled over and berated by the police for an hour and a half about how a child could have wandered into the street in front of me and been run over. I'd probably be arrested too. I wonder why they were left alone, as it doesn't seem they took many/any safety precautions.
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