- United States
- Full Name
- Brian Lee Vickers
- Thomasville, NC
- Date of Birth
- First Year
- Last Year
After competing with his family owned team, Vickers was picked by Ricky Hendrick to drive for Hendrick Motorsports in the Xfinity Series in 2003. Late in 2003, Vickers made his Cup Series debut running a fifth entry for the team at Charlotte. Two races later he replaced Joe Nemechek behind the wheel of the number 25 entry.
From 2004-2006 Vickers drove the 25 entry, picking up his first career win at Talladega in 2006. He left Hendrick for Team Red Bull and Toyota for 2007. In 2009, he picked up his second career win at Michigan and finished the year with six poles.
Vickers’ career has been marred by a series of health issues since 2010 that have included blood clots and heart problems. He missed the most of the 2010 season, returning in 2011, but Team Red Bull shut down operations at the conclusion of the season.
Without a ride to start 2012, Vickers joined Michael Waltrip Racing to split driving the 55 Toyota with Mark Martin. Returning in 2013 for 9 races, Vickers pulled off an upset winning at New Hampshire. Shortly thereafter it was announced Vickers would drive the 55 full-time starting in 2014 and in 2015. In August, Martin left the team to fill in for an injured Tony Stewart, and Vickers was announced to drive 12 of the final 13 races of 2013 in anticipation for 2014.
Health issues returned and in October of 2013 Vickers was held out of the rest of the season, with Elliott Sadler running the final four races. Vickers returned and ran the full 2014 season, but after the season it was announced he would miss the start of the 2015 season due to complications. He returned for two races before again having to sit out with more medical issues. First Brett Moffitt and Michael Waltrip replaced him, but then later David Ragan was named the replacement.
Vickers did return at the start of the 2016 season, driving in place of an injured Tony Stewart for five races and has not raced since. Outside of driving, Vickers has done television work with NBC.
- 2003 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
|Season||Team||Start||Pole||Win||Top-5||Top-10||DNF||Laps Comp||Lead Lap Fin||Laps Led||Races Led||DNQ||WD|
|2007||Team Red Bull||23||0||0||1||5||5||5856||13||106||7||13||0|
|2008||Team Red Bull||36||1||0||3||6||5||10040||16||232||12||0||0|
|2010||Team Red Bull||11||0||0||0||3||2||3510||6||27||3||0||0|
|2011||Team Red Bull||36||0||0||3||7||2||10050||17||7||2||0||0|
|2012||Michael Waltrip Racing||8||0||0||3||5||1||2726||6||158||4||0||0|
|2014||Michael Waltrip Racing||36||1||0||3||9||3||10047||23||53||5||0||0|
|2015||Michael Waltrip Racing||2||0||0||0||0||0||496||0||0||0||0||0|