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May 15, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Red Bull Racing driver Brian Vickers has blood clots in his veins around his lungs and in his legs and will be sidelined indefinitely. In his absence, Casey Mears will drive the No. 83 car, including in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway. "Dealing with that and doing that right is way more important than being here at the track right now," Mears said yesterday. Red Bull general manager Jay Frye said Vickers is on medication and was hopeful of being released from a Washington hospital yesterday, but could remain there a few more days.
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August 12, 2010
Carfax400 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV/Radio: ESPN (950-AM), WNPV (1440-AM), WDSD (94.7-FM) Race course: 2-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps/400 miles 2009 winner: Brian Vickers 2009 pole: Vickers, 187.242 mph Track qualifying record: Ryan Newman, 194.232 mph (June 18, 2005) Track facts: Vickers led only 12 laps, including the last three, in winning last year's race. Jeff Gordon was runner-up; Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third . . . Denny Hamlin won this year's June race at Michigan.
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May 15, 2010 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
DOVER, Del. - Kyle Busch led 89 percent of the laps over two days at Dover International Speedway, and he nearly came away with nothing to show for his dominance. But after a late-race caution set up a green-white-checkered finish - and some daylight fireworks between two drivers working out their frustration on the track - Busch blew away the field over the final two miles Saturday to win the Nationwide Series' Heluva Good! 200 race. Busch seemed unstoppable Friday as well, only to fall victim to a faulty fuel pump that removed him from the lead and dropped him to 16th at the finish line in the Camping World Truck Series' Dover 200. "We've been fast here at Dover, but we've been kind of snakebit," Busch said after climbing out of his bright-orange No. 18 Toyota in Victory Lane.
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October 10, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Lowe's Motor Speedway is beefing up security for driver Brian Vickers after angry race fans called the track to complain that Vickers wrecked Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson on the last lap at Talladega on Sunday. The Nextel Cup Series is scheduled to race Saturday night at Lowe's, in Concord, N.C., and track owner Bruton Smith felt the need to offer Vickers assistance because of the flood of phone calls the track received yesterday. "We want to make sure Brian has an uninterrupted weekend here and that he is able to focus on his driving duties," Smith said.
SPORTS
May 16, 2010 | By Pete Schnatz FOR THE INQUIRER
Kyle Busch led 89 percent of the laps over two days at Dover International Speedway, and he nearly came away with nothing to show for his dominance. But after a late-race caution set up a green-white-checkered finish - and some daylight fireworks between two drivers working out their frustration on the track - Busch blew away the field over the final two miles Saturday to win the Nationwide Series' Heluva Good! 200 race. Busch seemed unstoppable Friday as well, only to fall victim to a faulty fuel pump that removed him from the lead and dropped him to 16th at the finish line in the Camping World Truck Series' Dover 200. "We've been fast here at Dover, but we've been kind of snakebit," Busch said after climbing out of his bright-orange No. 18 Toyota in Victory Lane.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
LOUDON, N.H. - Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win yesterday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup victory. Vickers drives a part-time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing and competed in just his eighth race of the season. Vickers made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in 2009, only to be sidelined most of the next season with blood clots.
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December 6, 2011 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News
AFTER Steve Addington resigned as Kurt Busch's crew chief following the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale last month, the question was, who would succeed Addington? Now, there's a bigger question: Who will replace Busch in the No. 22 Dodge? Busch and Penske Racing parted ways yesterday in what is described as a "mutual agreement. " Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR recently for uttering profanities while waiting to do an interview with an ESPN reporter at the season finale. Previously, Busch had temper outbursts toward his crew during races.
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September 12, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
NASCAR is frequently criticized for apparent nit-picking when its inspectors find a race car's part that is off by the thickness of a newspaper page. However, when NASCAR investigated what happened at Richmond Saturday night in the final race before the Chase begins, the sanctioning organization did the right things. Almost. With its integrity at stake, NASCAR fined Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 for manipulating the race outcome. It's the largest fine in NASCAR history. Martin Truex Jr., an MWR driver who benefited from teammate Clint Bowyer's caution-causing spin with seven laps remaining, was booted from the Chase after being docked 50 points.
SPORTS
May 22, 2010 | Inquirer wire reports
Jordan Spieth, a high school junior from Dallas, cut class this week to play in the Byron Nelson Championship, becoming the first prep golfer to take on the pros in this event since Tiger Woods in 1993. Spieth shot a 3-under-par 137 through two rounds at the TPC Four Seasons to become the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event. Spieth is 16 years, 9 months and 24 days. Woods did not make the cut in '93. Cameron Beckman is at 10-under 130, tied for the lead with PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams.
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September 12, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
NASCAR is frequently criticized for apparent nit-picking when its inspectors find a race car's part that is off by the thickness of a newspaper page. However, when NASCAR investigated what happened at Richmond Saturday night in the final race before the Chase begins, the sanctioning organization did the right things. Almost. With its integrity at stake, NASCAR fined Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 for manipulating the race outcome. It's the largest fine in NASCAR history. Martin Truex Jr., an MWR driver who benefited from teammate Clint Bowyer's caution-causing spin with seven laps remaining, was booted from the Chase after being docked 50 points.
SPORTS
August 16, 2013
IT WOULDN'T BE NASCAR without a Feud of the Week. This week's feud matches Kasey Kahne against Matt Kenseth. Kahne regards himself as a clean racer. Therefore, he was upset when his Chevrolet was bumped by Kenseth's Toyota with 10 laps remaining in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. Kahne's damaged car crashed, relegating him to 34th place. Kahne is 12th in points, three behind 10-place driver Martin Truex Jr. With four races remaining before the Chase begins, Kahne's two wins have him leading for the two wild cards.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
LOUDON, N.H. - Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win yesterday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup victory. Vickers drives a part-time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing and competed in just his eighth race of the season. Vickers made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in 2009, only to be sidelined most of the next season with blood clots.
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December 6, 2011 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News
AFTER Steve Addington resigned as Kurt Busch's crew chief following the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale last month, the question was, who would succeed Addington? Now, there's a bigger question: Who will replace Busch in the No. 22 Dodge? Busch and Penske Racing parted ways yesterday in what is described as a "mutual agreement. " Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR recently for uttering profanities while waiting to do an interview with an ESPN reporter at the season finale. Previously, Busch had temper outbursts toward his crew during races.
SPORTS
June 23, 2011 | By Bill Fleischman
WHEN I INTERVIEWED Brian Vickers recently at Pocono Raceway, I expected to write about his comeback from treatments for blood clots that sidelined him much of last season. I never thought I'd be including news of the withdrawal of his race team's sponsor. Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Red Bull will depart NASCAR at the end of this racing season. The energy-drink company sponsors Vickers' No. 83 team and Kasey Kahne's No. 4 team. Since entering NASCAR in 2007, Red Bull teams have not experienced much success.
SPORTS
August 12, 2010
Carfax400 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV/Radio: ESPN (950-AM), WNPV (1440-AM), WDSD (94.7-FM) Race course: 2-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps/400 miles 2009 winner: Brian Vickers 2009 pole: Vickers, 187.242 mph Track qualifying record: Ryan Newman, 194.232 mph (June 18, 2005) Track facts: Vickers led only 12 laps, including the last three, in winning last year's race. Jeff Gordon was runner-up; Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third . . . Denny Hamlin won this year's June race at Michigan.
SPORTS
May 22, 2010 | Inquirer wire reports
Jordan Spieth, a high school junior from Dallas, cut class this week to play in the Byron Nelson Championship, becoming the first prep golfer to take on the pros in this event since Tiger Woods in 1993. Spieth shot a 3-under-par 137 through two rounds at the TPC Four Seasons to become the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event. Spieth is 16 years, 9 months and 24 days. Woods did not make the cut in '93. Cameron Beckman is at 10-under 130, tied for the lead with PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams.
SPORTS
May 16, 2010 | By Pete Schnatz FOR THE INQUIRER
Kyle Busch led 89 percent of the laps over two days at Dover International Speedway, and he nearly came away with nothing to show for his dominance. But after a late-race caution set up a green-white-checkered finish - and some daylight fireworks between two drivers working out their frustration on the track - Busch blew away the field over the final two miles Saturday to win the Nationwide Series' Heluva Good! 200 race. Busch seemed unstoppable Friday as well, only to fall victim to a faulty fuel pump that removed him from the lead and dropped him to 16th at the finish line in the Camping World Truck Series' Dover 200. "We've been fast here at Dover, but we've been kind of snakebit," Busch said after climbing out of his bright-orange No. 18 Toyota in Victory Lane.
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May 15, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Red Bull Racing driver Brian Vickers has blood clots in his veins around his lungs and in his legs and will be sidelined indefinitely. In his absence, Casey Mears will drive the No. 83 car, including in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway. "Dealing with that and doing that right is way more important than being here at the track right now," Mears said yesterday. Red Bull general manager Jay Frye said Vickers is on medication and was hopeful of being released from a Washington hospital yesterday, but could remain there a few more days.
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