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Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Vickers will drive the team's #55 Toyota Camry in six NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012 beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 18.
Vickers will also race the #55 at the August Bristol event as well as each of the two races at Martinsville Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway this season.
"I am thrilled to get back behind the wheel of not just a race car, but a very fast race car," said Vickers who earned Toyota Racing Development its first Chase for the Sprint Cup entry in 2009.
Vickers, 28, owns two victories and 11 poles.
Until this season, the Thomasville, N.C. native competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series for eight years.
In 2011, he scored three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Michael Waltrip drove the #55 in the Budweiser Shootout and will run in four more races in 2012.
Mark Martin will drive the #55 in 24 races plus the All Star Race in Charlotte. MWR will name a driver for two road course eve...
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Brian Vickers will run six races for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 55 Toyota this season, starting at Bristol Motor Speedway next week.
Vickers also will run at the August race in Bristol and both races at Martinsville and New Hampshire.
Mark Martin will drive the No. 55 in 24 races, along with the All-Star Race in Charlotte. MWR will name a driver for two road course races...
Last week Elliott Sadler was said to be driving the #55 of Michael Waltrip Racing for six races. After Sadler won the Nationwide race at Phoenix his team owner Richard Childress had a sit down talk with the driver and suddenly Sadler was out of the deal.
Now word has come that Brian Vickers will drive the car. Vickers first time behind the wheel will come next weekend at Bristol...
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Brian Vickers will drive the team’s No. 55 Toyota Camry in six NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012 beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 18.
Vickers will also race the No. 55 at the August Bristol event as well as each of the two races at Martinsville Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway this season.
Brian Vickers (photo courtesy of NASCAR Media)
Brian Vickers, not Elliott Sadler, is slated to share the seat of the No. 55 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry of Michael Waltrip Racing with Mark Martin and team owner Michael Waltrip.
MWR announced on Thursday that Vickers will drive the No. 55 in six Sprint Cup Series events in 2012, beginning with the race at Bristol Motor Speedway...
Brian Vickers will return to Sprint Cup racing part-time for Michael Waltrip Racing…
After Elliott Sadler was a no go, Michael Waltrip Racing took another reach into the former Sprint Cup Series driver bag and pulled out Brian Vickers. Vickers will pilot the #55 Toyota for MWR for six races, beginning next weekend … Continue reading →