With the NASCAR season two-thirds of the way gone, we’re grading all the drivers and teams once again on their performance so far in 2010.
During the course of the last few weeks, the dominant topic of conversation in just about any motorsports medium has been NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup.
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.
Brian Vickers met with the media Saturday (Aug. 21) in Bristol to update his condition and announce he would drive the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota in 2011.
Sources close to the situation say everything is progressing as planned and Brian Vickers is on track to be back in the car next season.
There’s a lot of excrement in NASCAR advertising, a seriously large amount. But the Toyota Sponsafier promotion was anything but that.
After four lackluster outings culminating in spinning out his teammate at Michigan, Reed Sorenson has replaced Casey Mears as the relief driver of the No. 83.
In his second full year at the Cup level, Scott Speed now finds himself the lead driver at Red Bull Racing. Since moving from open-wheel, Speed has struggled.
Fast forward to 2010 and early this month Casey Mears was left wondering if he would be in NASCAR at all.
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 …
Making one of the hardest announcements of his career, Brian Vickers explained he would be out of the car for the rest of the 2010 season.
ESPN’s David Newton reported that Brian Vickers will be out of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota for at least three months, with Casey Mears resuming driving duties.