CORNELIUS, N.C. —If driving a race car at 200 mph each weekend wasn’t enjoyable enough, there are some really great perks that come with being a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver.
No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers never misses an opportunity to enjoy new experiences. The 29 year-old, Thomasville, N.C. native has enjoyed everything from skydiving and kayaking to mountain biking and golf along with trips to countless stick and ball games. He’s even a world traveler, joining Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman to race the AF Waltrip Ferrari 458 Italia in the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
This weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Vickers will be all business. He’ll drive his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Nationwide Series on Saturday then pilot the Aaron’s Dream Machine for MWR in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Vickers has recorded three top-15 finishes in just four races with MWR in 2013. In September, Vickers qualified fourth and finished ninth on the mile oval despite starting from the rear of the field due to a pre-race engine change.
VICKERS ON PERKS:
VICKERS ON NHMS: “Last year I was really proud of the guys on the No. 55. New Hampshire is all about track position. We qualified great but had to start at the back. We had to come a long way to the front and once we got there on two tires we held our spot pretty well. If a few cautions had gone different it could have been a lot better finish. I think we’ll probably see something similar on Sunday. It all boils down to track position.”