Brian Vickers will not finish the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season out, as a small blood clot was found in his leg during a Monday examination.
Vicker’s was put on blood thinning medication which will see him out of the car for the remainder of the season. Vickers will be back in the No. 55 as soon as next season as Michael Waltrip Racing becomes a two car team.
The team had previously planned to use Waltrip in this week’s race at Talladega and said it will decide later on its driver for the remaining four races.
Vickers missed the final 25 races of the 2010 season while he was recovering from blood clots and heart surgery to repair a hole between his atria. Vickers said doctors are confident he will be able to resume activity before the 2014 season.
Vickers was scheduled to participate in a Monday test at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but MWR had Brett Moffitt ready to drive instead.