Brian Vickers has waited patiently for some time to become more than a support driver. Two years, in fact, and you know the saying, “All good things come to those who wait”, well Vickers has finally been rewarded with a full-time return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series racing the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2014.
Vickers, 30, signed a two-year contract with Aaron’s and is understandably grateful and “thrilled.”
“The opportunity to be in this car – period – if for only one race, for only one victory was huge for me on a personal level given everything that’s happened,” Vickers told Fox Sports. “No matter what happens next, I’m very thankful and thrilled and proud of what we’ve accomplished already … the opportunity to continue to try to grow with this team and try to build something and win more races and try to win a championship or more is awesome.”
For the last two years, Vickers had to support Mark Martin and only saw eight races in 2012 and 12 races this year. For a competitive driver who just wants to race, it must’ve been hard. It also adds massive pressure to perform and impress, which he did with three top fives and five top 10s in those eight starts. His sheer determination obviously shone through the tire smoke.
Considering how little time he spent racing, Vickers also secured his third-career NASCAR Cup win with the No. 55 team’s victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month.
Onwards and upwards it seems.