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Vickers wins Talladega pole in debut of new qualifying format

A wild, crazy and often confusing session of knockout qualifying—the first under a new short-session format designed specifically for superspeedways—put Brian Vickers on the pole for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jimmie Johnson, who likely needs a victory to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, qualified on the outside of...

Vickers Captures Top Spot for Talladega Superspeedway’s GEICO 500

Brian Vickers posted a speed of 196.129 mph Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway to win the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s running of the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. “This feels awesome,” said Vickers, whose first career Sprint Cup victory occurred at Talladega Superspeedway in 2006. “I’ve always loved coming here. This has been a special place for me....

NCSC: Brian Vicker Grabs the Pole at Talladega in Bizarre Qualifying Session

Brian Vickers grabs the top spot at Talladega Superspeedway for the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Vickers lap of 196.129 mph edged out Jimmie Johnson who posted a lap of 195.732 mph. NASCAR announced a change to the qualifying format for the 2.66 mile superspeedway last month. Drivers would now be split into two groups for the first round. The groups to be decided by random...
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Vickers wins pole in strange Talladega qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, as two full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race. Drivers admitted when they arrived at Talladega they didn't understand the format, and it showed because there were no clear strategies throughout the field. Ricky Stenhouse...
Via AP on Fox
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Vickers grabs pole for all-important Talladega Chase race

Brian Vickers won the pole for Sunday's GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, where a new qualifying format frustrated and confused some of the sport's top competitors. And given the track's history, where drivers qualified might not matter anyway. Pole-winner Vickers claimed the top spot with a lap of 196.129 miles per hour in his No. 55...
Via Fox Sports
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Brian Vickers wins Talladega pole, full qualifying results for Geico 500

Brian Vickers set the fast time in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota Camry will be joined by Jimmie Johnson on the front row of Sunday’s race which consists of 188 laps around the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway. Coverage of Sunday’s race will air on ESPN beginning at 2:00 pm ET with the...
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Brian Vickers No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Talladega Preview

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers and fellow Toyota driver Denny Hamlin are the only drivers who own two top-five finishes in the three restrictor plate races in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.   Vickers finished fourth at Talladega Superspeedway in May then came within a few feet of winning the July race at Daytona before finishing second. The Michael Waltrip...

Brian Vickers to drive car honoring FSU title team at Daytona

Brian Vickers' No. 55 car will have a special look when he drives in the Sprint Cup race at Daytona on July 5. Vickers will drive a garnet-and-gold painted Toyota that will honor Florida State's national title and have a BCS national championship logo on the hood. He will also wear a special FSU driver uniform for the race. ''Everyone in America knows about Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vickers out for rest of Cup season

Brian Vickers will miss the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues resulting from blood clots. Vickers was placed on blood thinning medication following a Monday morning examination where doctors discovered a small clot in his right leg. The medication will force Vickers out of the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota effective immediately. "If there'...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: NASCAR Driver Brian Vickers To Drive Louisville Car, Wear Cardinals Suit For Quaker State 400

Auto racing and college sports seem to be going hand-in-hand these days. Yesterday, we were showing you a special Ohio State Buckeye helmet that Today, Nick Stover, Director of Social Media for Louisville athletics, announced on Twitter that prominent NASCAR driver Brian Vickers will be driving a special Louisville car and wearing a unique suit to match for the Sprint Cup Series...
Via College Spun
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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