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Vickers Out For Remainder Of 2013 With Blood Clot
- Updated: October 14, 2013
Brian Vickers will not race for the rest of 2013 while recovering from a blood clot found in his calf during a doctor’s visit Monday morning. Because he will be on blood thinners while recovering, he will not be cleared to race.
“If there’s anything to be positive about with today’s news it’s that this is only a temporary setback,” said Vickers. “The timing for this is never good, but I’m glad we’ll get it out of the way now and be ready to run for a championship with the Aaron’s Dream Machine in 2014.”
This impacts not only his remaining five races with Michael Waltrip Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, but also the final three races in the Nationwide Series. Currently he sits <> in points driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.
He should recover in time to not impact the start of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule.
As for a replacement driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, team co-owner Michael Waltrip was already slated to drive this weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. For the remaining four races of the schedule a driver will be named later.
For Joe Gibbs Racing, no driver was named to replace Vickers. The Nationwide Series has two weeks off before they race again, so odds are they will take their time with the decision. My money is on one of their developmental drivers, like Darrell Wallace, Jr., Drew Herring, or Joey Coulter.
“We are praying Brian will have a quick and full recovery from this latest issue,” said Joe Gibbs. “Everyone at JGR appreciates all the hard work and effort he has given to our Nationwide Series program this year. He is a great competitor and we look forward to seeing him back on the track in 2014.”