Brian Vickers given clean bill of health, ready to resume NASCAR Sprint Cup career

VickersBrian Vickers addressed the media on Thursday in regards to his health, and the status of his availability to drive the #55 Aaron’s Toyota in 2014.

 

Vickers revealed during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour he is indeed cleared to get back behind the wheel effective immediately.  Vickers missed the final five races of the 2013 season due to blood cloths.  The same medical condition that kept him sidelined for most of the 2010 season.  Brian was immediately placed on blood thinning medication following his prognosis.

 

Vickers would be out of action until 2011. He also had heart surgery to repair a small hole in the summer of 2010, there was a fifty – fifty chance Vickers may never return to the sport of auto racing.  Vickers latest health scare occurred shortly after winning his first race since 2009 at New Hampshire in July.  Brian revealed the cause of his latest blood cloth was from a protective boot he wore following a foot injury at Bristol in August.  Once again doctors put Vickers on blood thinning medication ending his 2013 season.

 

Now that Vickers has been given a clean bill of health, he’s ready to get back behind the wheel of his #55 Aaron’s dream machine.  In preparation for the upcoming season Vickers will test next week at New Smyrna Speedway. This will be Brian’s first time back in a race car since he finished 25th at Charlotte last October.

 

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