CORNELIUS, N.C. — Brian Vickers returns to Bristol Motor Speedway where he made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012.
And what a debut it was.
Vickers led 125 laps and finished fifth. His success continued throughout the season where he scored three top-five and five top-10 finishes in eight races for the Rodney Childers led team.
The 29-year-old’s nine-race schedule in 2013 includes: all Bristol, Martinsville, and Loudon races plus the Sonoma, Watkins Glen and Kentucky races.
Will you be at a disadvantage with the new car running a limited NSCS schedule? “I don’t think so. I don’t think in the long run — I’ve been racing at all these tracks for a decade and they don’t change that much in a year. I’m going to be on all the tracks in the Nationwide Series this year. I’m going to be in the 2013 Toyota Camry car some — probably going to test it more as well. I don’t think that the differences between the old car to the new car are so great that only runnin