It started off pretty well for Brian Vickers the Aarons Dream Machine, and a special ride along with Samsung on the No. 55 Toyota entry. As well, our friends at Janssen partnered with Chicagoland Speedway to be the title sponsor of the MyAfibStory.com 400. This is also a paint scheme you will see on Michael Waltrips car in Talladega in just a few short weeks. The rain washed out qualifying so the field was set by points and Brian made some significant gains early on even with an ill handling race car. He was able to keep it going and with some adjustements as well as a fabulous pit stop- got the car up to the 11th spot. And, as luck would have it this season, a speeding penalty during a routine pit stop under green cost the them a lap (and a half as the field was still running at full steam). Unfortunately as timing would have it and no cautions fell his way, BV lost a second lap. He was relgated to a 24th place finish when it was all said and done.
It is now on to New Hampshire site of a great 2013 event. After he cliimbed out of the car he spoke of todays event in Chicago: “Today was so disappointing for all of us. We were looking pretty good, up to 11th but then got a penalty and that killed us. We gambled to get back the lost laps but couldn’t get lucky. We had a better car than where we finished. We’ll go to New Hampshire next weekend and hopefully get the Aaron’s Dream Machine to victory lane again like we did last summer.”