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Undisclosed Illness Forces Vickers Out Of Red Bull Toyota

Brian Vickers has grown weary of  questions about his feud with Kyle Busch.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Brian Vickers has grown weary of questions about his feud with Kyle Busch. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Red Bull Racing’s Brian Vickers was hospitalized Wednesday with an undisclosed medical condition and Casey Mears will replace him this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

Courtesy: NASCAR/Red Bull Racing Media Relations

Red Bull Racing Team officials announced today that due to a recent diagnosis of a medical condition, Brian Vickers will not compete in this weekend's NASCAR racing activities at Dover International Speedway.

Vickers, age 26, driver of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, was hospitalized Wednesday evening and continues to undergo testing and further evaluation. Casey Mears has been selected to drive for the team this weekend.  

“It is unfortunate that I will not be able to participate in the Dover race. Casey is a good friend of mine, and I know he will do his best for the No. 83 team this weekend,” said Vickers.

“Our main concern right now is with Brian and his health and recovery”, said Jay Frye, RBRT General Manager and Vice President.

“All things are looking good at the moment; this is just a minor setback. We appreciate Casey filling in this weekend and know he will represent the team well.”




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