Daytona II: Brian Vickers preview

Vickers Ready to Heat Things Up Under Daytona's Friday Night Lights Notes of Interest: * Daytona in July is tops for Vickers! Best Start...Fourth (July, 2005) and Best Finish...Second (July, 2006). * Daytona Stats: Vickers...

Vickers Ready to Heat Things Up Under Daytona's Friday Night Lights

Notes of Interest:

* Daytona in July is tops for Vickers! Best Start...Fourth (July, 2005) and Best Finish...Second (July, 2006).

* Daytona Stats: Vickers has nine previous starts at DIS, logging two top-five and four top-10 finishes with 19 laps led.

* Hungry for a win! Vickers last visited an NNS victory lane at Dover (September, 2003)...48 NNS starts ago!

Vickers on returning to Daytona:

"This team really has some great momentum right now. We have had some rotten luck this season where we had great opportunities to win -- Daytona being one of those times. We were leading the race and not only got hung on the outside, but damaged the left front which slowed us down a little. I'm definitely ready to go back there this weekend. I think the Dollar General team is anxious to return and have a better outcome than we did in February. Handling is a key factor and I really think the Dollar General Toyota will perform well and hopefully, we will be in contention for the win."

Equipment Information

The No. 32 Dollar General team will compete with chassis #026 in this weekend's Subway Jalapeño 250. This is the same chassis that Braun Racing ran at Daytona in February and at both races in 2007 and 2008.

* 2007: Finished second (February) and third (July)
* 2008: Finished fourth (February) and 37th (July)
* 2009: Finishes sixth (February)
* This Camry has finished in the top-six for each Daytona appearance and was about to do so in July 2008 when a drive shaft broke, ending the day early for Vickers and the No. 32 Dollar General team.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brian Vickers