Red Bull Racing Team - Drivers - Brian Vickers

Date of Birth:
October 24, 1983
Birthplace:
Thomasville, NC
Resides:
FT. Lauderdale, FL

Driver, No. 83, Red Bull Racing Team (2007-11); Chase for the Sprint Cup participant (2009); two-time Sprint Cup race winner (2006-09); 11-time Sprint Cup pole winner (2004-2010); Hendrick Motorsports (2004-06); NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, youngest NASCAR champion at age 20 (2003); USAR Hooters Pro Cup (2000-01); NASCAR Weekly Racing Series (1999), Allison Legacy Series (1998); three-time World Karting Association champion (1994-97).

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Red Bull Racing Team - Drivers - Brian Vickers

Racing World, Meet Brian Vickers

HOMEGROWN TALENT

Born and bred in the heart of NASCAR nation, Brian Vickers took the traditional route to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. No driving open-wheeled midgets on Midwestern dirt tracks or formula cars on the road courses of the world. For this sandy redhead from North Carolina, full-bodied beasts were the cars of choice around the Southeast.

“He always loved to go fast and race you at everything he did,” said BV’s mom, Ramona Vickers. “Whether it was racing down the stairs or the driveway and back, to taking the trash can down the driveway, to getting the mail, or just bike riding with his family.”

The need for speed hit four wheels when an 8-year-old Vickers emptied the piggy bank and offered to do extra chores around the family’s Thomasville, N.C., home to raise money for a yard kart. “He tore up the yard racing around the house,” mom said.

Vickers’ skill showed early, and he began competing in sanctioned events in the World Karting Association. From 1994 to 1997, he won three WKA national championships and more than 80 races. The next year, Vickers moved to the scaled-down cars of the Allison Legacy Series. After that, in 1999, came late model stocks in the competitive NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. He won six races and 11 poles and was named Motorsports Magazine’s “Rising Star of the Year.” He also became the youngest feature winner at the famed Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

With an eye on an eventual move to NASCAR, Vickers spent the 2000 season in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, where he won rookie of the year, two races and finished third in the championship. He returned to USAR competition the next year and finished second in points with two more wins.

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