CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It’s been a long road back for Brian Vickers, but the former part-time driver now has a full-time ride for the next two seasons at Michael Waltrip Racing.
He had a six race schedule this season in the #55 car, but that will increase to the full 36 Cup race schedule for the next two seasons through 2015.
Vickers’s biggest moment with the team came at New Hampshire where he captured his third career NASCAR Cup win. MWR is excited to make Vickers a key piece in the team’s run for a Sprint Cup title.
“You know it is a dream ride,” said Vickers. “It’s a very special opportunity to be back in a good car and with a good team. I’m very thankful for that opportunity.”
“He fits right into the MWR culture,” said team owner Michael Waltrip. “He’s happy and smiling about the fact that he gets to race a car, and I love that.”