Found March 24, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Brian Vickers
Brian Vickers and the No. 20 Dollar General team got off to a strong start on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway. Vickers’ qualifying effort placed the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota third for the start of the afternoon’s 150 lap Nationwide Series Royal Purple 300. The Joe Gibbs Racing trio of the No. 54, No. 11 and No. 20 cars led the field to the green flag on Saturday. Initially, Vickers reported that his DG Camry was free in and tight to the gas. A caution on lap 33 allowed for Kevin Kidd, crew chief of the No. 20 car, to bring Vickers to pit road for four Goodyears, fuel and some adjustments to help with the handling condition. The Dollar General Toyota restarted second when the field went back to green on lap 38. The yellow flag was back out on lap 44 and Vickers radioed in that before the caution his oil temps had raised and that there was some smoke inside the car. The gauges went back to normal under the yellow, and Vickers told his crew chief that he thought they were one more s...

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