Brian Vickers return to NASCAR is as uncertain as anything in the sport. Dave Moody had suggested that Vickers might be able to return to pilot the #83 Red Bull Toyota in Saturday’s All-Star race but the team has since changed drivers to Casey Mears. ESPN reports Vickers could miss as much as three months which would put him returning sometime in mid-August.
Whenever Vickers returns he will be welcomed by the 83 team. Vickers resigned to continue driving the Red Bull Toyota last season and made an inspired drive to make the Chase as last year’s regular season came to an end.
Vickers, 26, won four poles last season and was the winner of the second Michigan race last year. It was career win number two for Vickers who had won his first career race at Talladega in 2006 after bumping teammate Jimmie Johnson on the final lap.