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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The 43 Days of Daytona - 17th Place in 2005

Over the 43 days leading up to the Daytona 500, I'll be doing a short review/preview of the Top 43 Drivers of 2005.


Brian Vickers
#25 - GMAC

Vickers and the previously mentioned Kyle Busch could have been cut from the same cloth. They are both long on talent, long on mouth, and short on patience. And, both run for Hendrick Motorsports.

He had 1 pole, 5 Top 5's, 10 Top 10's, and no wins in 2005. His winnings came to $3,982,130.

He is being more welcomed into the fold than his stable mate, Busch. He appeared regularly on Inside NEXTEL Cup on the Speed Channel alongside Ken Schrader and Michael Waltrip last year and will put in a number of appearances again this year.

He, also, picked up an associate sponsorship from Mountain Dew. Dew was a mainstay associate with the Everham organization since its inception. They are one of the more committed associate sponsors in the game.

Will sponsorship be big enough to allow the team to field a car every week? Yes.

Do I think he could go win a championship? No. I'm going to say he doesn't have enough experience. I've been wrong before...but this time, I'm right.

Do I think he could win a race or two and have a good season? Hendrick power and the talent that he has already shown, he could win possibly as many as three races.


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