BRIAN VICKERS QUICK FACTS
No. 32 Dollar General Chevy
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage
October 14, 2011
No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet News and Notes
. Welcome Back Brian Vickers – In his first appearance in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) since making five starts in early 2010, Brian Vickers posted an eighth-place finish with the No. 32 Dollar General team at Kansas Speedway last weekend. This was the 22nd top-10 finish for the Trent Owens-led team in 30 starts this season.
. It’s New to Me – Last weekend’s laps in the No. 32 Dollar General machine at Kansas Speedway were Vickers’s first in the new style NNS car. Even though he ran five NNS races in 2010 with Turner Motorsports, the new style car did not make its debut until the second race at Daytona International Speedway in July.
. Vickers at Charlotte Motor Speedway – Vickers will make his 10th NNS start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend in the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. In nine previous starts, Vickers owns five top-fives, five top-10s, one pole award (2008) and 91 laps led. He has an average start of 13.7 coupled with an average finish of 11.2.
. Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage – This weekend’s 300-mile event at Charlotte Motor Speedway was renamed the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage in an effort to bring attention to the month-long Breast Cancer Awareness campaign during the month of October. During the race weekend, the Dollar General team will be sporting pink uniforms and fire suits and the Dollar General Chevy will feature an all-pink paint scheme. Dollar General is also joining forces with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to honor 300 breast cancer survivors prior to the race in a special “ring of survivors”.
. Double Duty – For the second week in a row, Vickers’s over-the-wall crew will be getting some extra practice with their driver as the No. 32 pit crew also services Vickers’s No. 83 car during Sprint Cup races. This weekend the Dollar General team proved their worth, not losing Vickers a single spot on pit road during the 200-lap event.
. Fans Can Win Big with Dollar General – Dollar General, an Official Partner of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint CupT, is offering customers the chance to win more than 9,000 prizes including free gas for a year, a trip for two to Las Vegas for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s WeekT and $250,000. The “Race in to Win” sweepstakes officially launched August 28 and runs through November 12, 2011. When customers purchase qualifying items from DG, they are given a code on their receipt to enter online at dollargeneral.com. It is the first-ever national retail program around the Chase, NASCAR’s version of the playoffs.
. This Week’s Impala – This weekend, Vickers will pilot TMS-312 in the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As it’s a brand new chassis, the car will make its first competitive laps during practice on Thursday.