55 BRIAN VICKERS, Toyota
Team: Michael Waltrip Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: 18th, 51 points out of a spot in the Chase. Lost one spot last week.
WATKINS GLEN RECORD: Only one top-10 finish in nine starts.
LOOKING AHEAD: Vickers has run well at Sonoma since joining Michael Waltrip Racing, but things have not gone as well at the other road course - Watkins Glen. But Vickers hopes this is the year that "we show how good our MWR cars can be at the Glen, too. We need a good run after Pocono. We need to get back on the right track. Hopefully, we can do that this weekend."
LOOKING BACK: Vickers' hopes of making the Chase were all but wiped out when he was involved in a 13-car accident at Pocono. "It's tough because everyone on this Aaron's Dream Machine team just did an awesome job today," said Vickers. "We had a really good car. Just really fast and handled great through the corner. I thought we had a shot at a great finish." Instead, Vickers ended up 37th.
ETC.: After the first race at Pocono, Vickers was in good shape in his bid to make the Chase. But after the second race at Pocono, his chances of being part of the Chase for the Championship are not very good. "Our luck the last few weeks has not been very good," said Vickers. "We've had good cars, but like on Sunday, things just don't go our way. Hopefully all of our bad luck is behind us and we can put together five good finishes in these next five weeks. We've got some tracks in that run where we feel we can win a race at."