Notes of Interest: * Vickers makes his 100th Nationwide Series Start! This weekend marks the 100th NNS start for Brian Vickers, who made his NASCAR debut on July 1, 2001 at The Milwaukee Mile. Then seventeen-year old Vickers drove the No. 29 ...
Notes of Interest:
* Vickers makes his 100th Nationwide Series Start! This weekend marks the 100th NNS start for Brian Vickers, who made his NASCAR debut on July 1, 2001 at The Milwaukee Mile. Then seventeen-year old Vickers drove the No. 29 Engineered Machine Products car owned by his father, Clyde, to a 37th-place finish.
* Loudon Stats: Although Vickers has only one previous start in a Nationwide Series car, it wasn't too shabby! In 2003, he qualified sixth and finished fourth at the flat 1.058-mile speedway. In a Sprint Cup Series car, Vickers has nine starts with one top-five, one top-10 finish, one pole position and 53 laps led!
* Home Track for car chief, Mark Durgin: This weekend car chief, Mark Durgin returns to his New England roots for the Camping World RV Sales 200. Durgin hails from Lynn, MA which is just outside of Boston and a mere 90 minutes from NHMS.
Vickers on racing at Loudon:
"I'm looking forward to racing at Loudon again. It's been a long time since I've been in a Nationwide Series car here, but it's a fun track to race on -- flat and fast. The No. 32 team ran really well here last year, finishing second. I think we'll have a good weekend in New Hampshire."
Vickers on making his 100th start:
"This weekend marks my 100th Nationwide Series start. It's hard to believe that it has been eight years almost to the day that I started driving in NASCAR. I have been very fortunate to have been surrounded by great family and friends who have supported me in my career. A win here this weekend would be the perfect way to celebrate."
The No. 32 Dollar General team will compete with chassis #BR028 in this Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax. Chassis #28 was last on track at Memphis Motorsports Park (October, 2008) when James Buescher qualified the car on the pole and finished 19th. Chassis #28 has since been dutifully serving as a back-up car since its 2008 run, patiently awaiting a return to the track.