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Brian Vickers: No All-Star Race and No Racing for the Rest of the Season

Silence at a NASCAR event is unnatural. Silence in the media center of a NASCAR event is even more unnatural. Today it was silence as Brian Vickers, along with his physician, Dr. Steven A. Lementani, captured the complete undivided attention of the packed deadline room and explained why Vickers was not racing this weekend, and now, for the rest of the season. Vickers awoke from a peaceful sleep just before the race at Dover with chest pains. Eventually the pain became too much for Vickers. After many tests and, as Vickers said, gallons of blood being drawn, a diagnosis was made. 26-year-old Brian Vickers suffers from Deep Vein Thrombosis and Emboli; better known as blood clots in his left leg and lungs. What exactly is causing this medical...

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