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Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Elliott Sadler will drive the #55 Aarons Dream Machine Toyota in the 2013 seasons final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races. This week, at Talladega, Michael Waltrip is scheduled to climb into the cockpit in the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine.
Sadler replaces Brian Vickers, who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he will be taking to treat a small blood clot in his right leg. Doctors have told Vickers he will be on the medication at least two months.
Sadler, who drives a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will begin racing the #55 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 27. He will finish the season for the Scott Miller led team at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.(MWR)
The recurrent blood clots for Brian Vickers does not bode well for his ability to continue driving race cars in NASCAR. This health issue could foretell what will be in the future for Vickers. It would appear to the lay person that his future as a race car driver may be coming to a halt, and that his days inside the cockpit of a race car are numbered, with this latest health set-back for Vickers.
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