Found August 24, 2013 on
Race Review Online:
Bristol, TN- One underdog that could shock the world and win the Irwin Tools Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night is Michael Waltrip Racing’s Brian Vickers.
He will start fourth in the 500 Lap race and has a very good car under him this weekend.
Vickers enters this weekend’s race with tons of momentum. He was recently announced to be the full-time driver for the No. 55 MWR Toyota for 2014 and has Aaron’s as his backing for the entire season.
MWR also announced that he will pilot the Aaron’s Dream Machine for 12 of the remaining 13 races in 2013 starting with Bristol this weekend.
In addition, the last time Vickers was in this race car he won at New Hampshire back in July. So, he has the confidence to win since he won in his last outing and the confidence as this is now his car and doesn’t have to split it with anyone anymore.
Another reason to watch out for Vickers is he’s good at the World’s Fastest Half Mile. Vickers typically runs up front at Bristol in the MWR...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Rodney Childers will not return as the crew chief of the No. 55 car for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Rumors persist that Childers will sign a deal with Stewart-Hass Racing which will place him as the crew chief of the No. 4 car which will be driven by Kevin Harvick.
While Childers has not been named the crew chief by SHR, he is on a short list of candidates according...
Rodney Childers will head to Stewart Hass Racing for the 2014 season as the crew chief of the No. 4 driven by Kevin Harvick.
After Saturday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Childers employment at Michael Waltrip Racing was terminated. Childers had been serving as the crew chief of the No. 55 car which had been driven by Mark Martin and Brian Vickers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
Sprint Cup Series points leader Jimmie Johnson ended up behind the wall for the second consecutive week following an accident at Bristol Motor Speedway on Lap 358 Saturday night.
Johnson was running just inside the top 20 when he was collected in a wreck triggered by Brian Vickers making contact with David Reutimann. Johnson qualified 13th. After last weekend's engine failure...
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Brian Vickers was hardly the model of restraint in his approach to Saturday night's race -- and understandably so.
Vickers had something to prove, having started the weekend with the news that his crew chief and long-time friend, Rodney Childers, was leaving Michael Waltrip Racing to work with Kevin Harvick next year at Stewart-Haas Racing...
Michael Waltrip Racing is moving forward sans crew chief Rodney Childers.
Scott Miller, MWR executive vice president of competition, is expected to act as interim crew chief on the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota team and for Brian Vickers until a replacement can be found.
Childers informed MWR last week that he would not be returning to the team next year, opting to join Stewart-Haas...
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today Scott Miller, its vice-president of competition, will oversee the crew chief duties on No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Miller will take the lead role on the No. 55 Toyota team working with driver Brian Vickers. Miller replaces Rodney Childers who remains under contract with MWR through...
From Rodney Childers' point of view, Stewart-Haas Racing made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Nevertheless, the impending departure of the crew chief of the No. 55 Toyota will leave a major void at Michael Waltrip Racing.
Childers, a well-respected talent in the garage, will serve as Kevin Harvick's crew chief at SHR next season, leaving MWR with the unenviable task...