Mountain man: Vickers clearly hasn't lost his sense of adventure

Brian Vickers is a notorious thrill-seeker. While heath issues are preventing him from getting behind the wheel of the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Toyota, Vickers is finding other ways to get his adreneline rush ... like hanging off the side of a mountain. Both in and out of the car, these guys have guts. 
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NBCSN introduces NASCAR Victory Lap

Following NBC’s Sunday night coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400, NBCSN will debut NASCAR Victory Lap, a new weekly one-hour NASCAR program recapping the biggest moments of each weekend’s Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series races on NBC and NBCSN. NASCAR Victory Lap will air Sundays at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, through the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 plans in limbo, David Ragan working to secure future at MWR

As awkward situations go, David Ragan finds himself in a bit of one as it relates to his 2016 plans. Filling in for Brian Vickers in Michael Watrip Racing's No. 55 Toyota through the end of the season, Ragan would obviously love to keep a ride with the two-car organization for next year. At the same time, Ragan also wishes a speedy recovery for Vickers, who has experienced multiple...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers to Join NBC Sports for Select Programming

After being sidelined again this season during the Fontana weekend, Brian Vickers will be back in action in NASCAR- with a twist. While not being able to race, Brian will be lending his expertise to the NBC Sports NASCAR Programming over the next several months. He will provide insight and analysis into the world of racing on numerous NASCAR Night in America shows as well as the...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Round: Joe Gibbs Racing, Sam Hornish Jr.’s season, Ty Dillon’s future and the Indy 500

HHP/Andrew Coppley Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter)Contributions by MRD Staff Writers May 27, 2015 HHP/Andrew Coppley Question 1: Carl Edwards found victory lane for the first time as a Joe Gibbs Racing driver, leaving only Kyle Busch as the only JGR driver without a win this season. What should we expect from the #19 car moving forward, and how impressed were you...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Round Kansas: Clinching Chase Bids, Ragan’s New Ride and GoDaddy’s Gone

HHP, Rusty Jarrett Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter)Contributions by MRD Staff Writers May 6, 2015 John Harrelson/MRD Question 1: Half of the 16 car Chase field is set. Of the remaining 8 spots, how many spots are secured by wins and how many spots will be secured by points? Brandon Whitton: Assuming none of the current winners drop out of the top 30 or become injured...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan To Drive No.55

David Ragan to Drive MWR’s No. 55 Toyota for Remainder of 2015 Season Ragan Begins New Duties at Kansas Speedway; No Timetable on Brian Vickers Return CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ragan to replace Vickers at MWR for rest of the season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers. Ragan has been filling in at Joe Gibbs Racing for Kyle Busch since the second week of the season. Busch is expected to return soon, and JGR has wanted to give 18-year-old development driver Erik Jones some seat time in a Sprint Cup car...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Beginning At Kansas David Ragan To Replace Brian Vickers With MWR For Rest of 2015

In a decision that will directly affect three teams, Michael Waltrip Racing has announced that David Ragan will pilot the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the duration of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Xarelto brings in big name celebrities to sell medicine

I never thought I’d get excited about a blood-thinner, but this Xarelto commercial is a tour de force of manliness I just can’t ignore. The ad features Kevin Nealon, Brian Vickers, and Arnold Palmer who at first glance are an unlikely trio. My theory is that the combination of Nealon (a big name comedian from yesteryear) Vickers (a NASCAR driver), and Arnold Palmer (famous old...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brian Vickers Out Atleast Three Months Due to Blood Clots

Addressing the media on Sunday morning at Auto Club Speedway, Brian Vickers announced that he will be out for at least three months due to a re-occurrence of blood clots. “Needless to say, it’s pretty frustrating, but I’ve been here before,” he commented, having experienced them twice before. “That’s life and you just have to keep fighting and not give up. Just keep pushing...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Brian Vickers Says He’s Likely Out for Next 3 Months

Fontana, Calif- Brian Vickers gave the NASCAR media an update on his medical condition that left him out of today’s Auto Club 400 at Fontana this morning. It was announced on Friday afternoon that...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR's Brian Vickers out 3 months, but hopes to return

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Brian Vickers will be sidelined for at least three months while the NASCAR driver is taking blood thinners. Vickers said Sunday that he hasn't given up on his racing career after his latest medical setback. Two days after blood clots were discovered in both of his lungs, Vickers came to Auto Club Speedway to support his Michael Waltrip Racing team. His No. 55...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Out for three months: Brian Vickers discusses latest medical setback in Fontana

Brian Vickers will miss at least the next three months of racing as he recovers from his latest round of blood clots in his lungs.  Thursday, Vickers was diagnosed with a recurrence of blood clots and as a result had to step out of the cockpit of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota. The treatment for the blood clots involves taking blood thinners and it is unsafe to race while...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Recurrence of blood clots puts Brian Vickers on sidelines again

A phone call to Michael Waltrip Racing executive vice president Ty Norris brought news that was as unwelcome as it was unexpected—that beleaguered driver Brian Vickers was sidelined by blood clots for the third time in his career. “I just received a phone call about one o'clock in the morning (Friday),” Norris said, “and he's obviously disappointed in the result, but Brian...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Vickers Sidelined with Blood Clots, Moffitt to Fill In

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Friday, March 20th that Brian Vickers will not be driving the No. 55 Toyota this weekend at Auto Club Speedway due to a reoccurrence of blood clots. As a result, the 31-year-old is taking blood-thinning medication, and cannot race while taking it. “Thankfully, because I recognized the signs and symptoms, the doctors caught this early and I...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Brian Vickers Sidelined Again with Blood Clots, Brett Moffitt to Fill-In

Fontana, Calif- Unfortunately, Brian Vickers will be sidelined again beginning this weekend at the Auto Club Speedway due to another bout with blood clots. The North Carolina native experienced issues with clotting last night...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blood clots again sideline NASCAR driver Brian Vickers

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Brian Vickers has had a recurrence of blood clots and will step out of his Michael Waltrip Racing ride this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Brett Moffitt will return to the No. 55 Toyota as Vickers' replacement. Vickers missed the first two races of this year following offseason heart surgery. The blood clots have been a persistent problem: Vickers missed the...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vickers sidelined, Moffitt to drive No 55 at Auto Club Speedway

Brett Moffitt will drive Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Toyota in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The team’s regular driver Brian Vickers informed MWR he has experienced a reoccurrence of blood clots, which will require the 31-year-old driver to begin taking blood-thinning medication and he is not able to race while on the medicine...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers No. Janssen Toyota Fontana Preview

Racing has been Brian Vickers’ passion of choice since a young age when he climbed behind the wheel of his family’s race cars. It led to fame and fortune as trophies filled the trophy case. But battles with life threatening illness in adulthood made the young racer turn his passion towards health.  After overcoming health obstacles himself, he has continued to share his journey...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brian Vickers Makes Return at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Following open-heart surgery during the off-season , Brian Vickers is making his return to the race track this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway and he’s thrilled about that. It marks a much better feeling than sitting at home, wondering if he’d be able to make it back behind the wheel. In 2010 and then in 2013, Vickers was forced to the sidelines with blood clot issues. During...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s déjà vu all over again for Brian Vickers

It was a different place but a familiar scene for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers. “I feel like we've had this press conference before,” Vickers quipped on Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he’ll return to racing in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the 1.5-mile track. Three times in the past five years, Vickers has been sidelined...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers back to racing after offseason heart surgery

LAS VEGAS (AP) Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a car a little too soon. It was his doctors who picked this weekend at Las Vegas as the target date, but Vickers was willing to hold out a bit longer. He admitted Friday to repeatedly questioning his doctors...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brett Moffitt Hoping To Continue String of Sucess with Front Row Motorsports

Following an eighth place finish last weekend subbing for Brian Vickers for Michael Waltrip Racing. Brett Moffitt has been now given the opportunity to drive the No. 34 for Front Row Motorsports for three weeks. “It was a great opportunity last week that Michael Waltrip Racing gave me,” Moffitt commented. “To go out there on a one-off deal and make the most of it meant the...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brett Moffitt to Drive No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford for Three Races

Front Row Motorsports announced on Wednesday, March 4th that Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in the next three Sprint Cup Series races. “We know Brett doesn’t have a ton of Sprint Cup experience, but he’s got a lot of hours behind the wheel in testing time, and he was certainly impressive Sunday in Atlanta,” team owner Bob Jenkins said. “For only his eighth...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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