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Brian Vickers Saves His Sprint Cup Career at Bristol

The 2011 season seemed to be the perfect storm to end Brian Vickers' competitive NASCAR career.Coming back to full-time racing after blood clots removed him from his ride for the majority of 2010, Vickers returned to a Team Red Bull squad whose long-term future was in doubt. Red Bull wanted to get out of team ownership, while Vickers had been replaced as lead driver by Kasey Kahne, who was on a one-year layover before joining Hendrick Motorsports.The results were predictably mediocre. Vickers could only manage seven top-10 finishes all season, to plummet from a Chase for the Sprint Cup driver in 2009 to 25th in points in 2011. Kahne, meanwhile, managed 15 top-10s, stole a win in the season's penultimate race at Phoenix and finished a respec...

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