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Brian Vickers was announced yesterday as the full-time driver of the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. The deal calls for Aaron’s to sponsor all 36 races in the next two seasons. That is a step up from the 26 races they were sponsoring this year.
Vickers has been driving for the team part-time for the past two years and was able to collect a win last month at New Hampshire. While that didn’t seal the deal for Aaron’s to return, the commented it didn’t hurt.
The paint scheme was also unveiled during the announcement and the reviews are mixed. They’re using a new font style for the 55 that’s…interesting to say the least. I didn’t get a good picture of it, but trust me, it’ll get some getting used to.
Everyone gushed that day about the potential that Vickers, MWR, and Aaron’s all have for greatness next year. Let it be noted I saw a few different places that AJ Allmendinger was the first choice for the ride, but if he can win again, I guess Vickers isn’t that bad of a consolation prize.
Current driver Mark Martin does not have any plans for 2014 and most think he’ll finally drift off into the sunset or MWR still has the potential to run a part-time fourth team if they really wanted to.
Let Silly Season begin.
BEST OF MAXIM
Next year, Brian Vickers' ride-share will end. Since 2011, Vickers,
30, has waited for the perfect opportunity to return to Sprint Cup
racing full time. On Tuesday, that chance became official.
Next year, Brian Vickers' ride-share will end.
Since 2011, Vickers, 30, has waited for the perfect opportunity to return to Sprint Cup racing full time.
On Tuesday, that chance became official. Starting in 2014, Vickers will be the only driver of the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing.
Vickers, who signed a two-year deal with Aaron's -- which has supported...
Brian Vickers has a full-time ride again on the Sprint Cup Series.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Tuesday that Vickers will drive the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota for a full Sprint Cup schedule beginning next season. Andrea Freeman, the vice president of marketing for Aaron's Inc., says the sponsorship deal is for both the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Vickers said he's '&...
On Tuesday, Brian Vickers was announced as the full-time driver of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota with Aaron's sponsorship for 2014. I think it's an excellent opportunity for Brian to redeem himself and get back in the full swing of a NASCAR Sprint Cup career.
He and the No. 55 crew have been extremely good together since Michael first tapped him to run a few races...
Brian Vickers will drive the No. 55 Toyota Camry of Michael Waltrip Racing full-time for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season.
On Tuesday morning, MWR will announce that Vickers will assume the seat of the No. 55 car for the entire 2014 season.
Aaron’s is expected to remain a primary sponsor of the car as a press release featured both Vickers and the long-time MWR sponsor in a photo...
An email sent out by Michael Waltrip Racing this morning spoke of a big announcement for tomorrow. It always included pretty much all the information we would need to figure out what it’s about.
There’s the MWR logo, which makes sense, and then there’s the Aaron’s Rent Centers logo. I presume that means Aaron’s is involved. And to top it off is a picture of Brian Vickers...
It’s been a day of ride announcements for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Brian Vickers was announced that he would pilot the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the entire 2014 season. Aaron’s will be the primary sponsor on the car all year as he will return to Cup racing full-time.
Then late Tuesday afternoon came the news that shocked...
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Michael Waltrip Racing has made it official today in naming Brian Vickers the full time rider of the #55 car for two seaason., Aaron's is going to be the sponsor of this car.
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