After one heck of a roller coaster season- BV and the rest of the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series called it a year after this weekend in Miami. Granted Brian ended his season a few weeks ago after another occurance of a blood clot, but that too will pass and he will be ready for Daytona in February. But, if you look at the 2013 season- and all that went on, it was a maze of highs and lows.
Going into it Vickers was to run the full Nationwide Schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing and Dollar General. He was also going to pilot the Michael Waltrip Racing Aarons Dream Machine for nine events. A bunch of bad luck to start the season hampered him in the NW points. Then Denny Hamlin was injured and Brian jumped in the Fed Ex 11. The Nationwide Team got hot in the summer and rallied. The MWR Toyota ran well and hit a massive high point with a win at New Hampshire which sealed BVs deal for 2014. In the final quarter some more mishaps and runs that were sub par in the 20 JGR entry which pushed them back out of the running for the championship, with Brian ending his season short with the medical issue.
Many thanks to all the fans. The sponsors - Aarons, Dollar General, and Toyota. The teams and everyone at MWR and JGR who prepared these race cars. The media who spoke to BV throughout the season and still ask how he is doing. Thanks to the Track PR staffs and marketing folks at NASCAR and everywhere we go for their help whether its an activation or media event. Thanks to anyone who has come to an appearance, or stopped at the fence, or jumped over pit wall to see BV before a race. Thanks for every Tweet, Facebook message, or email sent this way- some of you have way too much time on your hands, but good or bad- it shows you care. And even if you dont get a reply, we care- theres thousands of you, one of him, and one of the person on the other end of this message.
See you in 2014.