Friday, February 12, 2016

CONFIRMED: Vickers To Drive #14 Chevy At Daytona

SHR Comp. Dir. Greg Zipadelli, Brian Vickers,
Executive VP Brett Frood 
and crew chief Mike Bugarevitch
Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed today what first reported on Wednesday, that Brian Vickers will serve as interim driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS for all the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events during Speedweeks 2016 at Daytona International Speedway. 

Vickers will begin practicing the No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet today, as he and the team prepare for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited. On Sunday, Vickers will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in qualifying for the Daytona 500, before racing again on Thursday in the Can-Am Duel, culminating in nerxt Sunday’s 58th running of the Daytona 500. 

Vickers is a three-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series and was the 2003 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. His best Sprint Cup finish at Daytona is a second-place result in the 2014 Coke Zero 400. His first career Sprint Cup victory came in 2006 at Talladega Superspeedway, the sister track to Daytona. The 2016 Daytona 500 will mark Vickers’ ninth start in the Great American Race. 

An interim driver for the No. 14 team in the races following Daytona has not been determined.

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