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Fact or Fiction: A Look at the Chase, Team Red Bull & Brad Keselowski’s Popularity

Speaking of Team Red Bull, Vickers’s return, Scott Speed and the addition of Kasey Kahne in 2011 has left three drivers under contract for next season. The team has two options: run two cars or put Kahne in the No. 82 and let Speed out of his contract.

Brian Vickers Returning to No. 83 in 2011

In his first press conference since announcing he was diagnosed with blood clots and forced to sit out the remainder of the 2010 season, Brian Vickers met with the media Saturday in Bristol to update his condition and announce he would drive the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota in 2011. “A lot has happened since …

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Brian Vickers to Meet With Media at Bristol, Expects 2011 Return

Sources indicate to Frontstretch that Brian Vickers will meet with the media at Bristol Motor Speedway to discuss his progress and his intentions for the 2011 season. The meeting will take place following a three-month check-up examination by doctors monitoring the Red Bull Racing driver’s condition. Sources close to the situation say everything is progressing …

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The Yellow Stripe: 9 Drivers Who Need a Reset Button… Now

The running of the Coke Zero 400 on the high banks of the most famous venue in stock car racing this past Saturday night marked the exact halfway point in the 36-race schedule. While I’m on the subject of the weekend’s crashfest, why on earth did Coke decide to call it the Coke Zero 400 …

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Dialing It In: Reed Sorenson’s 2nd Chance Latest Twist in Red Bull Shakeup

Nearly a month ago, the entire Red Bull Racing organization was turned upside down with the news Brian Vickers would be forced to miss the remainder of the season due to treatments for blood clots. Vickers’s close friend Casey Mears was brought in as the replacement driver for the No. 83 team and, while hit …

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Dialing It In: Red Bull Racing Moves Forward Despite Setback

Sometimes in sports, the unexpected happens. Three weeks ago, Brian Vickers was hospitalized after a trip to Washington, D.C. for what at the time was a mysterious condition. Forced to sit out that weekend’s race in Dover, speculation ran rampant as to what was keeping him out of the car. Those questions were answered in …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: With a Little Help From a Friend – How Casey Mears is Saving Brian Vickers & Himself

Three years ago, Casey Mears was on cloud nine. He was driving for NASCAR’s biggest powerhouse team, Hendrick Motorsports. His stock was on the way up, and Mears capitalized, winning his first career Sprint Cup race with a victory in the Coca-Cola 600, a race where first-time winners are a rarity, and the ones who …

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Scott Speed Driver Diary: Update on Brian Vickers, Changing His Luck & Being a Player!

It’s been great to be able to hang around the Charlotte area for the past few weeks, as I’ve enjoyed being home. We don’t get this opportunity too many times, so I will take it when I can get it. As I’m sure all of you know, it’s been a rough few weeks for us …

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Brian Vickers to Miss Remainder of 2010 Season

While his car ran practice laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with replacement driver Casey Mears behind the wheel, Brian Vickers did his best to clear up the situation surrounding his ongoing health issues. Sitting down with Red Bull Racing General Manager and Vice President Jay Frye and Dr. Steven A. Limentani, Vickers told the gathered …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Super Subs – Casey Mears Has Final Chance to Join Others in Reviving NASCAR Career

ESPN’s David Newton reported Wednesday that Brian Vickers will be out of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota for at least three months, with Casey Mears resuming driving duties again this weekend in the All-Star Race. Mears’s status beyond Charlotte has yet to be determined, but a strong showing at the site of his lone …

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