Nationwide on Brian’s Side
Red Bull Racing Team’s Brian Vickers makes no bones about which car he prefers to drive, so Saturday’s season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona gave Vickers a break from one adventurous week — one that saw him solo skydive and two days later race his way into the Daytona 500.
“It was like Darlington out there, just sliding around in those Nationwide cars,” Vickers said after finishing fourth. Listen to him talk all about it in our audio section at redbullracingusa.com (click here).
Vickers, driving Braun Racing’s No. 10 Toyota, ran in the top 10 all afternoon. He was leading in the final laps before fellow Toyota drivers Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch teamed up and roared past. But a top five will do, especially when it comes the day before the 50th running of the Daytona 500 — the first time Sprint Cup’s new cars will race for points at Daytona.
Vickers’ No. 83 will roll of 23rd when the green flag waves at 3:30 p.m. ET.