On Feb. 1, most teams had tested their cars for the Daytona 500 and were just putting the finishing touches on their effort.
BK Racing was getting the keys to its new shop - the one that didn't have its new cars and equipment in it yet.
Yes, things happen quickly in racing.
Most of the lead people involved knew that this team was a possibility well before it became an established entity. But it wasn't until less than two weeks before teams were set to report to Daytona that things really started coming together.
And then organized chaos took over the lives of the men trying to launch the new NASCAR Sprint Cup team.
They had a few things working in their favor: First, several of the key players had been together at TRG Motorsports, which folded in 2011. Second, they bought assets from Red Bull Racing.
But it would be easy to overstate the impact of that purchase. While they did have cars, they were not set up to meet the 2012 rules package.
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