Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Brian Vickers who finished in the 35th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: N/A
Top 5s: 3
Top 10s: 5
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
Nothing, had no idea Vickers would run in the 2012.
What Happened In 2012:
Vickers came out of nowhere (I suspect hiding)to lead 125 laps and finish fifth at Bristol in the #55 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. In 2011, Vickers was crashing his way to the unemployment line, but in 2012 it was as if someone brainwashed him into a great driver. He qualified great at Martinsville, jus the finish didn’t reflect that, then went to Sonoma and placed fourth. Really? The place one year pri...