Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 10/20/14

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Brian Vickers, driver of the #83 Red Bull Toyota, prepares to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 14, 2009 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Brian Vickers just continues to impress in a part-time driving role at Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. At Bristol this week he opened plenty of eyes by placing the No. 55 Toyota Camry fourth on the starting grid in qualifying. When the race started Sunday Vickers hung tough early, but then his car began to fade. Vickers would eventually drop outside of the top-20, and later he’d get stuck a lap down. However Vickers wouldn’t be denied. He fought his way back onto the lead lap earning the lucky dog free-pass not just once, but twice. In the race’s final 150 laps, Vickers began to methodically work his way back through the field. In that span Vickers moved up 12 spots. When the checkered flag flew Vickers came across the line in eighth-place. “(Crew chief) Rodney Childers and the guys did a great job working throughout the race to get the RK Motors Toyota up fron...

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