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Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip Racing Agree On A New Deal

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Vickers made his way back to victory lane in the Cup Series this season, and he’ll have many more opportunities to try and do it again.

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday that Vickers will once again return to the No.55 team in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on a full-time status. Both parties have agreed on a multi-year agreement, and Aaron’s will be Vickers’ primary sponsor.

Vickers has been racing with MWR on a part-time basis within the last two Cup Series seasons. The No.55 Toyota has been shared between Vickers, Michael Waltrip, and Mark Martin.

In one of his few starts of the 2013 season, Vickers made his way to Victory Lane when he won at New Hampshire.

Vickers will take over full-time for the 36-races beginning in 2014, and it will just be one of the changes to the No.55 team as the car will also receive a new paint scheme.

The announcement of the new deal between MWR and Vickers comes within weeks of Vickers’ win at New Hampshire. With Martin’s time in the No.55 coming to an end once the season concludes at Homestead, Vickers was one of the main names in contention to become the new primary driver.

Throughout his time with MWR Vickers has seen success with the team and helped the team grow along with Martin and Waltrip.

Currently Vickers is competing on a full-time status with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and is within the top five drivers in the championship standings.

MWR couldn’t have chosen anyone else to take over the No.55 besides Vickers considering the relationship that both have been able to build over the last two years. With a new opportunity with MWR, Vickers will have a chance to compete once again for the Cup Series championship and be a contender.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy