BUSCH: Bristol II: Brian Vickers preview

VICKERS "BAGS" MAJOR ASSOCIATE SPONSOR FOR BRISTOL ... BLV Motorsports and Food City announced a special one-race partnership this week that will place the Food City logo on the Quarter Panel and the TV Panel of the ...

VICKERS "BAGS" MAJOR ASSOCIATE SPONSOR FOR BRISTOL ... BLV Motorsports and Food City announced a special one-race partnership this week that will place the Food City logo on the Quarter Panel and the TV Panel of the #40 EMP Dodge.  To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of its title sponsorship in the Busch Series Race at Bristol, Food City has produced a limited edition poster featuring Brian and his EMP/Food City Dodge.  Vickers will be on hand at Food City Store #669 at 1921 Highway 394 in Blountville, TN on Wednesday 11 AM to Noon bagging groceries, talking racing with NASCAR's greatest fans, giving away autographed Anniversary posters and even serving up 3 Sets (2) of Food City 250 tickets to a trio of lucky fans at the store.

FOR THE RECORD-- Vickers looks to top one of the most consistent performances of his Busch Series career this weekend on a track that's no place for the faint of heart.  Vickers fought the high-banks of Bristol to an impressive draw in his Busch Series debut earlier in the year, starting 14th and running to a 14th place finish as the last car on the lead lap.

PRAYING FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY-- Vickers and the BLV team learned Monday morning that the President of EMP and member of the BLV Motorsports family, Brian Larche, suffered a stroke over the weekend.  Larche is on the road to recovery, according to BLV patriarch Clyde Vickers.  "We are all praying for Mr. Larche and his family during this difficult time and know that he will be joining us again very soon. Mr. Larche is an inspiration to all of us and it is now our turn to pull for him!" 

THUNDER TWO VS. THUNDER VALLEY-- James (J.J.) Jones will re-enlist the car that they refer to as Thunder Two this weekend after Vickers' favorite car was rendered "cosmetically challenged" two weeks ago at IRP.  "We went to Bristol last week and ran a very strong 50-lap session with this car and we feel like we have her back in pretty good shape for the Food City 250," Jones said.  "Brian knows that you can get in trouble in a big hurry here and our goal is to equal or better our 14th-place finish from his first ever visit here.  This track is the ultimate teacher of patience. I think that having Brian bag eggs and bread on Wednesday morning at Food City will be a good lesson for him in teaching him how the combination of finesse and speed come together for a successful run in Thunder Valley!" 

VICKERS ON BRISTOL -- "I'm really looking forward to my second trip to Bristol.  We had a good clean run here back in April and got ourselves a top-15.  We came here last week and had a very good test session.  This is by far my favorite track and I am really excited that we are doing so many fun things in Bristol to support the 10th Anniversary of the Food City 250.  J.J. and I have set a goal for another 'patient' top-15 run. The team is dedicating this race to our sponsor, Mr. Larche, and praying that he will be back soon. We have a very special get well message for Mr. Larche on the deck lid of our car for him to watch on TNT as he recuperates at home."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brian Vickers