Notes of Interest: * Vickers back in the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota...Darlington marks the fifth start for Vickers in the No. 32 and the first of three consecutive events that he will be back behind the wheel. He will also drive the No. 32 at...
Notes of Interest:
* Vickers back in the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota...Darlington marks the fifth start for Vickers in the No. 32 and the first of three consecutive events that he will be back behind the wheel. He will also drive the No. 32 at Lowe's Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway.
* Previous Darlington winner...Vickers conquered the track that is "Too Tough To Tame" in August, 2003. This is Vickers first return to the track in a Nationwide car since 2006.
* Darlington Stats: Vickers has six starts at Darlington: one top-five, two top-10 finishes, one win and has led 39 laps. His best start at the 1.366-mile track is second in May, 2005 and his best finish is the win in 2003 (August).
Brian Vickers on Darlington Raceway:
"Darlington has always been one of my favorite tracks to go to. It is a constant hustle with the car. You have to be on your game the whole time. The rhythm you attempt to settle into is different than almost any track we go to besides the road courses. With the two distinct corners, each lap can present a challenge; especially when you get into lap traffic. It's going to be a fun race to run. In 2003, I won this race and it would be great to do it again this weekend!"
Crew chief, Trent Owens, on returning to his "home" track:
"I have a lot of good memories from Darlington, both at the track and just having grown up there. It is always great to go home and see family and friends from school. I was just a normal kid growing up. I played baseball and golf, as well as grew up around because of my history, but it has such a deep history in racing. It's always fun to go to tracks that have been on the circuit for so long. To win there would be incredibly special."
The No. 32 Dollar General team will compete with chassis #BR024 in this weekend's Diamond Hill Plywood 200 at Darlington Raceway. Chassis #24 was last seen at Texas Motor Speedway (April, 2009) with Lamar and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (April, 2009), where Vickers claimed his best finish of the season (third).
Did You Know...?
Trent Owens, crew chief of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota, has been a fixture in the Darlington Raceway garage since he was five years old. The Darlington-native grew up watching his uncle, Richard Petty, behind the wheel, his father, the late Randy Owens, work in the pits and his step-father, Barry Dodson, make championship calls from on top of the pit box.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Mother's Day Tradition Started With Braun Racing Sponsor:
Braun Racing associate sponsor, the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), is recognized as being the founder of the Mother's Day tradition. An idea by a member of FOE over 100 years ago led to Mother's Day. Frank Hering had the idea for a special day that would provide formal recognition for mothers. In 1904, he verbalized publicly his idea of a "national day of honor for Mothers," but it would take 10 years for it to become a reality. Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Congress in 1914, requesting a presidential proclamation making the second Sunday in May Mother's Day throughout the country. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 10, 1914 the first official Mother's Day.