Martinsville Recap: Brett Moffitt

March 30th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Camry driver Brett Moffitt battled back from early adversity to finish 28th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver qualified 33rd  and climbed to 23rd in the first 50 laps. Moffitt’s day took a turn for the worse on lap 65 when his car suffered hood damage in a collision on the crowded, half-mile Virginia... Read More »

Martinsville Preview: Brett Moffitt

March 25th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  It’s been an eventful year for 22-year-old Brett Moffitt.

 

He began the 2015 season without a ride but working with Michael Waltrip racing and Toyota Racing Development. That changed when he filled in for Brian Vickers at Atlanta on March 1 and drove the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine to an eighth-place finish.

 

Moffitt was in high... Read More »

Auto Club Recap: Brett Moffitt

March 23rd, 2015

No. 55 Janssen Toyota Camry driver Brett Moffitt finished 22nd in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver qualified 30th but hit the wall during qualifying forcing the 22-year-old to a back-up car for the race. Moffitt quickly worked his way up from 43rd to 27th in just 26 laps. However, an ill-handling race car halted his march through the... Read More »

Vickers Sidelined, Moffitt to Return

March 21st, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. – 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. “First... Read More »

No. 55 Janssen Fontana Preview

March 19th, 2015

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... Read More »

Vickers Finishes 41st in Phoenix

March 16th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 41st in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 18th but his Toyota suffered significant right side damage when contact with Jimmie Johnson’s car sent the No. 55 into the wall at the end of lap one. Vickers spent 81 laps in the garage before returning to the... Read More »

Phoenix Preview: Brian Vickers

March 10th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. —  Three drivers in the first three races — 11th in owner points.

 

That phrase sums up the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota’s 2015 season so far at Michael Waltrip Racing.

 

In a sport that places a premium on communication between the race team and driver, success with that much change is rare.

 

“I think it... Read More »

Aaron’s, VMS Reach Agreement

March 10th, 2015

Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today a one-year exclusive sponsorship agreement with Virginia Motor Speedway. Over the next year, Aaron’s will have exclusive naming rights to the Aaron’s Commonwealth 100. Additionally, Aaron’s will be designated as the “Official Sales and Lease Ownership Partner of VMS.” Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

 

“Here at... Read More »

Vickers 15th in Vegas

March 8th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers completed his remarkable recovery from off-season heart surgery by finishing 15th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 28th and raced toward the front of the field in the early going. With high speeds and few cautions, Vickers battled to stay on the lead lap by earning... Read More »

Vickers Returns for Vegas

March 3rd, 2015

Excuse Brian Vickers if taking the green flag to start Sunday’s Las Vegas race seems as rewarding as a trip to victory lane.

 

Vickers missed the 2015 season’s first two races as he recovered from Dec. 13 heart surgery. Three months later, he’ll strap himself into the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine and prepare for battle at 200 mph.

 

The Michael Waltrip... Read More »