This weekend's 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway will mark the return of driver Jamie Dick to NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. Dick has been sidelined since being diagnosed with diabetes following the Xfinity Series race in Phoenix on March 14th. After being cleared by his doctors and the NASCAR medial staff, Jamie is excited to be back behind for the first time in over two months.
While Dick had not planned to run the full season schedule, he was forced to sit out several races in which he was scheduled to drive. Viva Motorsports drivers, Jeffrey Earnhardt and Brandon Gdovic were called upon to drive the No. 55 machine during Dick's absence. Both drivers and will continue to be behind the wheel as the schedule permits.
"I couldn't be happier to get back in the car this weekend. I have been looking forward to this weekend since the day after Phoenix," said Dick. "There were a lot of unanswered questions when I was first diagnosed, but my focus quickly shifted to getting cleared to race. With any new diagnosis, there is a lot to learn, but my doctors are doing a great job and the NASCAR staff has been great with showing me the path to getting healthy and back to driving. Both Jeffrey and Brandon did a great job in running the races I had originally planned and our Viva Motorsports team is on a roll. Now it’s my turn to keep that going."
Dick has quite a history at Iowa Speedway, having accumulated eight starts at the track in NASCAR competition. He hopes that this start will be the most memorable yet. Viva Auto Group will once again be featured on the No. 55 Camaro along with associate support from Bestway Autos and Viva Powersports.