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Team: Michael Waltrip Racing-55
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 170

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Brian Vickers spent approximately 100 laps in the top 10 on Sunday, but he was shuffled back in the pack on the final restart and finished only 19th.
Vickers recorded the ninth-best avg. running position after starting fifth. This team has had some difficulty in putting complete races together and can be difficult to handicap on every track type. Jul 27 - 10:51 PM

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Only three drivers ran 10 or more laps in final practice for the Crown Royal 400, but Brian Vickers posted the quickest average speed. He went 182.549 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

Most drivers and teams worked primarily on qualification trim in the abbreviated final session, so Vickers effort is significant not only for its speed but also because it suggests this team might be better prepared for long runs on Sunday.
Jul 26 - 11:16 AM

On Sunday, Brian Vickers will make his first Indy start since finishing 15th in the 2011 Brickyard 400.

He also missed the 2010 edition of this race, but finished fifth in 2009. Those two top-15 finishes are countered somewhat by his 2014 flat track record with only one top-15 finish in five starts. He finished 19th at Pocono, which is the track most comparable to Indy. Fantasy owners should expect another result in that same general range.
Jul 26 - 9:16 AM

Brian Vickers will race chassis 803 for Sunday’s Crown Royal 400.

This chassis was pressed into service for the Duck Commander 500 earlier this year and performed well. Vickers finished fourth in that race. It was also used at Charlotte in the All-star race and finished 14th.
Source: Jayski.com
Jul 25 - 2:38 PM

Brian Vickers has finished worse than he started in six of his last seven attempts this season. The only time he advanced during a race during that span was on the wild card track of Daytona two weeks ago.

Many of Vickers’ worst results in the past two months have come because of incidents. He was slowed by crash damage twice and blew an engine once. Still, there are enough examples of him simply losing the handle during a race to cause fantasy owners to exercise caution.
Jul 17 - 2:59 PM

Brian Vickers finishes 2nd in Sunday's rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 30th on the grid for the Coke Zero 400. He advanced three spots to 16th in the 2014 NSCS point standings after this event.
Jul 7 - 8:38 PM

Brian Vickers' No. 55 Toyota will carry a special paint scheme Saturday night (at Daytona) honoring Florida State University's 2013 BCS National Championship football team.

The garnet and gold paint scheme on the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota will include the FSU BCS National Championship logo on the hood. Vickers will also wear a special FSU driver uniform for the race.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Jul 2 - 12:24 PM

Kentucky Speedway’s advertising bills itself as the roughest track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit and No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers can attest to that claim.

A broken wheel during a May 20-21 Goodyear tire test at the 1.5-mile track led to a hard wreck in turn three for Vickers. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver wasn’t seriously hurt in the accident, but he said Saturday night’s race is going to be all about negotiating the rough surface and surviving 400 miles of close, high-speed racing.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Jun 25 - 8:21 PM

Brian Vickers (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing, Toyota) is eighth in the standings with 392 points.

Past five races: 19th at Pocono, 43rd at Dover, 6th at Charlotte, 14th at Kansas, 4th at Talladega. Season stats: 2 top-fives, 5 top-10s. Track history: At Michigan, Vickers' average finish is 14.8 and his average running position is 16.1 over the past nine years. In 14 career starts at Michigan, he has one win, two top-fives, eight top-10s and three poles.-NASCAR.com
Jun 13 - 4:45 PM

Brian Vickers (No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota) has one win, two top fives, eight top 10s; three poles and an average finish of 14.9 at Michigan International Speedway.

He has a Driver Rating of 91.5, eighth-best and Average Green Flag Speed of 176.779 mph, 12th-fastest.-NASCAR.com
Jun 11 - 11:45 AM

Brian Vickers finishes 19th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 9th on the grid for the Pocono 400. He is currently 13th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 9 - 1:36 PM

Brian Vickers (No. 55 Toyota Camry) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway.

A lap of 180.854 mph was the quickest of the 43 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 2 Brad Keselowski, No. 4 Kevin Harvick, No. 51 Kurt Busch and No. 48 Jimmie Johnson are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 33 Alex Kennedy was the slowest.
Jun 6 - 2:15 PM

Brian Vickers (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing, Toyota) is 13th in the standings with 366 points.

Past five races: 43rd at Dover, 6th at Charlotte, 14th at Kansas, 4th at Talladega, 12th at Richmond. Season stats: 2 top-fives, 5 top-10s. Track history: At Pocono, Vickers' average finish is 17.2 and his average running position is 15.0 over the past nine years. In 14 career starts at Pocono, he has four top-fives and five top-10s.-NASCAR.com
Jun 5 - 9:19 PM

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers races at Pocono Raceway’s "tricky triangle" Sunday for the first time since 2011.

The 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track has been one of the Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) driver’s favorites on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. Vickers owns four top-five finishes and has led 159 laps in 14 starts at Pocono. He’s qualified in the top 10 in eight of those races. MWR tested with Vickers and teammates Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton at Pocono on May 27-28 in preparation for Sunday’s race.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Jun 4 - 8:08 PM

Brian Vickers finishes 43rd in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 9th on the grid for the FedEx 400. At around lap 73 (of 400), the engine let go on the Camry and Vickers was done for the day. He slipped back 5 spots to 13th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 2 - 8:08 PM