Vickers In The #55 For Remainder Of 2013

Mark Martin

(WOMR file photo)

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that there is a revision to their 2013 plans for Brian Vickers.  Vickers will drive the MWR #55 Toyota in 12 of the 13 races remaining in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

The announcement follows the mutual decision by MWR and Aaron’s Inc. to grant Mark Martin an early release, enabling him, Martin, to replace the injured #14-Tony Stewart. Vickers was originally scheduled to drive three of the remaining races in 2013.

The announcement today increases that schedule to 12. Michael Waltrip, MWR founder and co-owner, will race the #55 at Talladega on Oct. 20 as originally scheduled. This move gives the 29-year-old Vickers an early start to his full-time role in the #55.

Last week Aaron’s and MWR announced Vickers will drive the Aaron’s Dream Machine full-time beginning in 2014. Aaron’s thanked Martin for his work behind the wheel, with its customers, and employees in the last two seasons. Aaron’s featured Waltrip and Martin in several national television commercials.(MWR)


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