Brian Vickers will not race this week because of a reoccurrence of blood clots and the need for blood thinners, according to Michael Waltrip Racing. He will be replaced behind the wheel by Brett Moffitt.
Brian Vickers will roll off the grid Sunday from a position with which he is familiar. He qualified 18th for the CampingWorld.com 500 and that is the sixth time in his last seven starts he lined up between 16th and 21st.
It might have taken Brian Vickers a couple of weeks to get back into the rhythm of driving a heavy stock car, but it didn’t. Vickers finished 15th in the Kobalt 400 and remained on the lead lap until the closing minutes of the race.
Brian Vickers scored nine top-10s in 36 races last year, but there is one trend he would like to see disappear. Vickers finished worse than he qualified in two-thirds of his 2014 attempts.
Doctors have medically cleared Brian Vickers to return to full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in early March, three months after corrective heart surgery.
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.
Brian Vickers posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the AAA 500 at Texas. His top speed was 199.218 mph.
Brian Vickers finished 16th this spring in the STP 500 after starting 13th. On Friday, he picked up where he left off and qualified 17th for Sunday’s race.
Brian Vickers timed his lap correctly and was fastest in qualification for the Geico 500. His top speed in the final session was 196.129 mph.
Brian Vickers had a seesaw weekend. He qualified on the outside pole, but completely lost the handle during Saturday’s practice and recorded slow times. The team found the right setup for the race, however, and he finished 10th in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas.
After qualifying on the outside pole for the Hollywood Casino 400, Brian Vickers reported that his Toyota completely lost the handle on Saturday. He posted only the 23rd-fastest single lap in the morning session and was too loose to complete any long runs.
Brian Vickers has shown a fair amount of consistency on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. In seven starts, he has earned top-15s in five races.
Brian Vickers established himself as a contender to finish in the top 10 when he posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. He fulfilled on that promise with a 10th-place finish on Sunday.
Brian Vickers posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. He logged a speed of 134.401 mph from his fourth to 13th laps on the track.