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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 finishes 26th in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington (SC) Raceway.
He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 14th in the lineup for the Bojangles' Southern 500. Vickers had some trouble late in the race, including a pit road penalty for knocking over the commitment cone in a spin while entering the pits. He finished 3 laps down to the leaders in 26th place. Vickers is currently 13th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.-NSCS Apr 13 - 12:53 PM

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Brian Vickers said the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped Darlington Raceway that opened in 1950 is as tough a challenge as any in modern day NASCAR.

Last year’s pole speed of 181.918 mph is nearly 100 mph faster than Curtis Turner’s 82.034 mph pole in 1950. The second of Vickers’ three career Nationwide victories came on Aug. 30, 2003 at Darlington. The win aided in his series title that season. He arrives at Darlington after scoring top-10 finishes in three of the last four races and the fourth most points of any driver in those races.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Apr 9 - 11:51 AM

Brian Vickers finishes 4th in Monday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (rain-delayed from Sunday) at Texas Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 23rd in the lineup for the Duck Commander 500. He is currently 9th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Apr 7 - 10:23 PM

Brian Vickers finishes 16th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 13th in the lineup for the STP 500. He is currently 13th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 31 - 1:33 PM

Brian Vickers finishes 7th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 19th in the lineup for the Auto Club 400. He is currently 13th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 24 - 11:26 PM

Brian Vickers (No. 55 Toyota Camry) is at the top of the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice leading to the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

He put up a 185.926 mph lap in the final practice. No. 24 Jeff Gordon, No. 48 Jimmie Johnson, No. 2 Brad Keselowski and No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. are the rest of the top five and No. 40 Landon Cassill was the slowest of the 43 cars running in this final session.
Mar 22 - 4:53 PM

Brian Vickers finishes 9th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota 38th in the lineup for the Food City 500. He is currently 18th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 17 - 12:14 AM

Brian Vickers finishes 13th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 55 Toyota Camry 9th in the lineup for the Kobalt 400. He is currently 20th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 9 - 8:21 PM

Brian Vickers (No. 55 Toyota Camry) leads the second practice for the Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 188.950 mph. No. 15 Clint Bowyer, No. 2 Brad Keselowski, No. 48 Jimmie Johnson and No. 1 Jamie McMurray round out the rest of the top five on the speed chart for this practice. Timmy Hill in the No. 33 was the slowest of the 43 cars out on the track.
Mar 8 - 2:44 PM

Brian Vickers embraces the new (qualifying) format and thinks the fans will be the ultimate winners.

He said: "I'm good with it. I think it's going to create a little bit more excitement, for sure. It's kind of that knockout style qualifying, but it's not like we're going to go out there and run six laps. You're still going to go out there and you're going to tape up and you're going to go as hard and fast as you can for a lap. I think it's going to be very similar for us, but I think it's going to create more excitement for the fans. That's a win-win in my book."-Michael Waltrip Racing
Feb 26 - 11:26 AM

On February 5th, Brian Vickers and the MWR 55 team completed the second of two days of testing at New Smyrna Speedway (near Daytona) in Florida.

Next, the ten day run of Speedweeks to start the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. During that time, there will be more media. Some practice. Maybe learn a thing or two about the new rules package in the Sprint Unlimited Race. The qualifying duels (which this year are on a Thursday night) and then the second comeback will be complete in the Daytona 500. Brian and the whole group, led now by Billy Scott- are really looking forward to what can be done in his first FULL season with the team. They have had an amazing handful of races over the past two seasons. Now its time to contend.-Brian Vickers PR
Feb 7 - 11:05 AM

Brian Vickers has been cleared by doctors to drive after missing the final five races of last season because of a blood clot - the second time since 2010 a blood clot forced him out the car.

Vickers missed much of the 2010 season after blood clots were discovered in both lungs and his left leg in May. He was placed on blood thinning medication and didn’t race again that year. He also had heart surgery in July 2010 to repair a small hole. Now that he’s cleared, Vickers will test for Michael Waltrip Racing at New Smyrna Speedway next week. This year marks his first full NASCAR Sprint Cup season since 2011. That’s also the last time he ran in the Daytona 500.
Source: MRN.com
Jan 30 - 8:18 PM

Aaron’s enters its first year as a full-season NASCAR Sprint Cup sponsor on the No. 55 Toyota driven by Brian Vickers.

Aaron’s has been a part of the Michael Waltrip Racing sponsor lineup since 2000 and has grown from a six-race Nationwide Series sponsor of a part-time team to a multi-year full-season sponsor at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Jan 30 - 7:36 PM

Billy Scott will serve as Brian Vickers’ crew chief on the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Scott, 36, began racing motorcycles as a 5-year-old and stock cars when he turned 15. He worked in the truck series as a mechanic before he returned to college to obtain an engineering degree. After graduating in 2005 Scott worked at Robert Yates Racing and began as an engineer at MWR in 2008. He has served exclusively as the No. 55 team’s lead engineer the last two seasons. In August, Aaron’s announced a multi-year agreement to sponsor Vickers in the No. 55 beginning at the Feb. 23 Daytona 500. Aaron’s will sponsor each race during the length of the agreement. -Michael Waltrip Racing
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 08:57:00 PM

Michael Waltrip Racing learned today that Brian Vickers is not available to race for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.

Vickers said Dr. William Downey has placed him on blood thinning medication after a Monday morning examination on his right leg discovered a small blood clot in his calf region. The medications will keep Vickers out of the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota the remainder of the season, effective immediately. Vickers said his physicians are confident he will be able to resume activity before the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 08:30:00 PM