October 17th, 2013
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2013 season’s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he will be taking to treat a small blood clot in his right leg. Doctors... Read More »
October 10th, 2013
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers has a busy schedule in the days leading up to Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Charlotte is a homecoming for most of the race teams based in the area and for Vickers as well. The Thomasville, N.C. native’s schedule this week includes Wednesday’s 9:30-10:30 a.m. autograph... Read More »
October 7th, 2013
No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers finished 32nd after a late race accident in Sunday’s 400-mile Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Vickers started 11th and raced in the top 10 while battling a loose race car for the first half of the 267-lap race. The No. 55 Toyota suffered damage in a three car accident on lap 201 that included contact among Vickers, Carl Edwards... Read More »
October 1st, 2013
The Friday night before driving his No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine to a 12th-place finish in Dover, Brian Vickers visited a local cinema to watch director Ron Howard’s new racing movie Rush. The screenplay chronicles the 1976 Formula One championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The movie touches some personal feelings for Vickers who spent time with Lauda in Europe. A near fatal... Read More »
September 25th, 2013
When a new season begins at Daytona in February it will be interesting to see how many of the sport’s experts pick Brian Vickers as a favorite to secure a place in NASCAR’s 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
In August, Michael Waltrip Racing and Aaron’s Inc. named Vickers the team’s fulltime driver beginning in 2014. He’s already taken over a majority of the driving duties in 2013 and... Read More »
September 23rd, 2013
No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers finished seventh in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Vickers started at the rear of the field after missing Friday practice and qualifying due to his Nationwide Series commitment at Kentucky Speedway. As soon as the green flag fell on Sunday, the Aaron’s Dream Machine began climbing up the scoring chart.... Read More »
September 16th, 2013
No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers finished 38th in Sunday’s rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 25th and immediately reported he liked his car, but track position would be key to success. Vickers moved to 15th by lap 109 when rain stopped the race for more than five hours. A two-tire pit stop before the... Read More »
August 27th, 2013
As NASCAR’s 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup approaches it might be a good time to take inventory of where Sprint Cup organizations stand. Michael Waltrip Racing’s results might surprise you. The breakout team of 2012 that visited victory lane three times and finished second in the Chase with Clint Bowyer has continued its success in 2013. MWR’s three-car team is second only to Hendrick Motorsports... Read More »
August 26th, 2013
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today Scott Miller, its vice-president of competition, will oversee the crew chief duties on No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Miller will take the lead role on the No. 55 Toyota team working with driver Brian Vickers. Miller replaces Rodney... Read More »
August 26th, 2013
Brian Vickers Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers finished fourth in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started fourth in the 500-lap event but fell out of the top 10 by lap 50. Vickers complained of throttle issues which plagued the No. 55 car until crew chief Rodney Childers was able to make... Read More »