BUSCH: Bristol II: Brian Vickers preview

BRIAN VICKERS HOPES TO AVOID THE TORMENT OF THE BRISTOL BLENDER: * Coming off an impressive first outing in the No.10 Camry at Michigan International Speedway, Brian Vickers and the Ft. McDowell Resort Destination team are confident a win is ...

BRIAN VICKERS HOPES TO AVOID THE TORMENT OF THE BRISTOL BLENDER:

* Coming off an impressive first outing in the No.10 Camry at Michigan International Speedway, Brian Vickers and the Ft. McDowell Resort Destination team are confident a win is within their grasp. Vickers put the No.10 on the outside pole in last weekend's Carfax 250, led laps, and brought home a sixth place finish. Feeling like they had the car to beat in Michigan, Vickers and the team feel confident they can get to Victory Lane before the end of the 2007 season.

* Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) will take a little defensive driving and a whole lot of patience to conquer but Vickers is no stranger to the steep banking and hair-pin turns Bristol is famous for. Adding to the existing challenges will be adjusting to the repavement and reconstruction of the track. Vickers hasn't tried out the new pavement yet but his combined 11 starts will help him with the learning curve of the new and improved BMS.

* Vickers, the 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Champion, has logged four Busch Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway. He's started in the top-15 three times and finished in the top-10 once. Despite not racing a Busch car at Bristol since 2003, Vickers knows how to lead laps on the "World's Fastest Half-Mile." He plans to add to his current total of 35 laps led during this weekend's Food City 250.

VICKERS ON RACING AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

"Bristol has been one of my favorite tracks since I first raced there in 2002. I'm eager to see and race on this new surface because the old one was pretty much a one-groove track where you had to be on the bottom to not be moving backwards. With more than one groove, the fans could really see some good racing to go along with all of the typical Bristol action under the lights. It will be interesting to see how well we run with the No. 10 Fort McDowell Toyota. We missed a great opportunity to win at Michigan, but Braun Racing gave me a fast car and hopefully the guys have some extra motivation for us to be that competitive moving forward."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 10 Ft. McDowell Resort Destination team will compete with chassis #10 in Friday night's Food City 250. This is the same chassis Dave Blaney raced at BMS in March where he started 16th and finished 30th as the result of an accident.

-credit: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brian Vickers , Dave Blaney