Vickers Finishes 23rd at Homestead

November 17th, 2014

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers finished 23rd in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 13th and used top-five laps times and quick pit stops to stay at the front of the field in the first half of the race. A slight brush with the wall just past halfway dropped the No. 55 to 21st but the... Read More »

Brian Vickers Homestead Preview

November 12th, 2014

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers expects his shortest and fastest commute to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race this weekend when the 2014 season culminates a few miles from Vickers’ South Beach condominium where he and wife Sarah live. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver plans a dip in the ocean before firing up his motorcycle to drive to Homestead-Miami Speedway... Read More »

Vickers Finishes 19th in Phoenix

November 10th, 2014

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers finished 19th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started ninth, but battled handling issues throughout the race. The No. 55 crew made major changes during pit stops to increase the car’s grip on the track. The changes worked and Vickers moved to ninth with 90... Read More »

Aaron’s Dream Machine Phoenix Preview

November 4th, 2014

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Life is good for Wes Evans.

 

The former tight end on Arizona State’s 2008 football team will be honored on the Sun Devil Stadium video board Saturday night when his alma mater takes on highly ranked Notre Dame.

 

Less than 24 hours later he’ll serve as jackman on Brian Vickers’ No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine pit crew in the NASCAR... Read More »

Texas Race Summary

November 3rd, 2014

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 16th in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 13th and ran in the top 15 for most of the race. While running 15th, Vickers went a lap down to the leaders on lap 168. He regained the lost lap when he earned the free pass nine laps later. With 80 laps remaining... Read More »

Texas Preview: Brian Vickers

October 29th, 2014

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  Brian Vickers and the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team at Michael Waltrip Racing are getting a jump on the 2015 season testing the newly unveiled 2015 Toyota Camry this week at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

 

After Tuesday and Wednesday’s Goodyear tire test, Vickers and team will travel to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 500-mile race on... Read More »

Martinsville Summary

October 27th, 2014

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 27th in Sunday’s 500-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 17th and held that position until lap 160 when Kasey Kahne made contact with the No. 55 sending it spinning and off the lead lap. Vickers returned to the lead lap on lap 189 by taking the wave around, but suffered... Read More »

Martinsville Preview

October 22nd, 2014

CORNELIUS, N.C.  — Martinsville Speedway is a special place to No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers.

 

The half-mile, concrete track in southern Virginia is one of the places where a young Vickers fell in love with NASCAR. Just 60 miles from his Thomasville, N.C. boyhood home, the Vickers family often made the trip to Martinsville Speedway— the only... Read More »

Talladega II Race Report

October 20th, 2014

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 20th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started on the pole and stayed at the front of the pack in the early going. He darted down pit lane to avoid a lap 60 multi-car accident. He wasn’t so lucky on lap 103 when the No. 55 suffered front end damage in a backstretch... Read More »

Vickers on the Pole in Talladega!

October 18th, 2014

Notes: ·         NASCAR implemented a new qualifying format Saturday: o   It included three rounds each lasting five minutes. o   The field was divided into two groups in the first round with 23 cars taking times for five minutes in each group. o   The top 24 cars with the overall fastest speeds advanced to the second round. o   Those cars posted laps for five minutes with 12... Read More »