Days after scoring the Red Bull Toyota teams first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Michigan International Speedway, Red Bull Racing announced that Brian Vickers has signed a multi-year extension to his contract. Vickers will continue to drive the No. 83 car under the leadership of crew chief Ryan Pemberton.
“The team is continuing to prove that it is a consistent force week in and week out,” said Jay Frye, vice president and general manager of Red Bull Racing. “Brian has been here from the beginning and he continues to be a vital piece of the puzzle with regards to our ultimate goal of building Red Bull Racing into a consistent contender.”
Since joining Red Bull's NASCAR squad at the beginning of the 2007 season, Vickers has eight top-five and 22 top-10 finishes, along with seven poles, to go with his breakthrough win in last Sunday's Carfax 400 at MIS.
“I'm thrilled,” said Vickers. “This has been a long time coming, and there is nowhere else I would rather be. I am looking forward to building on what we have started the last couple of years. It is an interesting experience being with a team from the ground up – going through the growing pains, then successes, together. I am so proud to have been able to bring this team their first win.”
The No. 83 currently sits 13th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver points, 12 points out of the top-12.