Thursday, August 20, 2009

Brian Vickers resigns with Red Bull amid major victory at Michigan

Up until this weekend, Brian Vickers and Team Rad Bull had been negotiating a contract extension in the early part of the year. Arriving at a deal more than a month ago, silly season speculation continued to surround Vickers as Red Bull had allegedly not signed the deal officially placing their lead driver back into the #83 Toyota. Obviously the win at Michigan International Speedway's Carfax 400 would haved certainly served as motivation in sending a pen in motion. Said to be a multi-year deal, Brian Vicker's future is clinched with a crucial second win. Though taking the Red Bull Toyota to a win in Michigan may be an unpopular moment in the backyard of the American three automakers, this victory was definitely better accepted by NASCAR fans than Vickers' first victory at Talladega when he steamrolled past than teammate Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr on the final lap in 2006.

Outside looking into the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Vickers' sits only 12 points behind Mark Martin for the coveted 12th place in the standings with only 3 races remaining.

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