CORNELIUS, N.C. — In some respects the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for Brian Vickers and the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine.
That’s perfect with Vickers.
He finished fifth and fourth in the spring and summer races at the half-mile, high-banked track last year and posted an eighth-place finish in March.
He’s now the driver for the Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of this season, except at Talladega, and the full-time driver for multiple years beginning next season. Vickers’ story is more than just a race car driver getting into a race car. His is a story of overcoming professional and health obstacles that would have stymied others.
PHILOSOPHY: “Well, it's been a long road. I think, not to make it too simple, but don't ever give up. You never know what the future holds. You never know what's coming next. It's tough. That's part of life. There's always going to be ups and downs. You've just got to keep digging and not give up. For me, I certainly can't take all the credit, because it's been the support of my family, the qualities my parents instilled in me, the support of them and my friends that have helped through all that, surrounding yourself with good people that have your back no matter what, that love you unconditionally, support you through the tough times, whether they're out of your control or maybe they were in your control. That's probably one of the biggest things. I've been fortunate to find some quality people and have a great family. Just keep fighting, keep digging, try to keep a positive attitude the best you can. You're not always going to have that, but you just do your best, have faith that the tides will turn.”
Michael Waltrip Racing