With just two races left to make the Chase- Brian Vickers heads to the back yard of Michael Waltrip Racing sponsor Aarons. The long time partner of the team is located thirty minutes north of the Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Buckhead area of the city and does a lot for the local area with sponsorships of both sports and entertainment properties as well as community organizations. This week, Brian and Aarons will help out the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta with two events. The first being a speaking engagement at the local chapter to discuss the importance of education especially math, science, and engineering and how it all translates to the racing program. Additionally Vickers will spend some time at the Aarons display this weekend putting together some backpacks full of supplies for students who are in needs. “These events are a lot of fun because we get to meet the kids and the guys on the crew show them how much we use math, science and engineering on our race car. Whether it’s showing them the tires, aero or setting up the car, you can see how their eyes light up when we start applying the lessons they learn in school,” said Vickers. "They ask a ton of questions and really get into it. On Saturday, Aaron’s will bring the club members out to Atlanta Motor Speedway to see us practice. The hope is it sparks something in them and maybe someday we’ll see them in the Sprint Cup garage.” This is a great program and we applaud the Aarons executives who are heading this initiative.
And on the track this weekend- a tall order. It's "win and youre in" for Brian. The worn out pavement at AMS makes for some great racing as the tires that NASCAR and Goodyear bring to the track tend to wear out and allow drivers to slide the car around along many different groves. YOu can bet that as the runs go on, BV will have that Aarons Dream Machine Toyota riding right up along the wall to keep it wound up!
If youre headed to the track this weekend, make sure to come by the Aarons Display in the fan zone at 430PM on Sunday to say hello at an always energetic Q&A Session.