No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers owns the 10th most points of all drivers after the first 10 races of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. He and the No. 55 team plan to improve those numbers at Kansas Speedway Saturday night. Vickers earned a fourth-place finish at Talladega on Sunday—his second top-five finish of the season. Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer finished third in that race.
MWR announced Monday it had signed multiyear contract extensions with Bowyer, crew chief Brian Pattie and the No. 15’s primary sponsor 5-hour ENERGY.
BRIAN VICKERS ON 2014 GOALS: "They are still the same. We want to win races and win a championship. That’s easier said than done but we have always said we want to go out and try to win multiple races, we want to try to sit on poles and we want to try to win a championship. We’ve got off to a decent start, but we know we can do much better. There’s a lot of room for improvement which is a good thing. I like what I see here on the Aaron’s Dream Machine team as well as at MWR. We are getting closer each race."
ON MWR: “MWR is a great organization and we’ve come a long way and we compete week in and week out with all these teams. It’s more than just us and the guys on this pit box -- there’s a lot of hard working people back home at MWR in the race shop, but also at Costa Mesa TRD (Toyota Racing Development) out in California building us good engines.”
ON MWR SIGNING BOWYER, PATTIE & 5-HOUR ENERGY TO CONTRACT EXTENSIONS THIS WEEK: “That is fantastic news for everyone at MWR. That not only gives a solid future to the No. 15 team but helps our program at the No. 55 as well. We work together extremely well sharing information during the races, at the track and back at the shop. With Aaron’s on our car every race it’s gratifying to know we have that kind of corporate support.”