Loudon, NH (Sports Network) - Brian Vickers, a part-time driver for Michael
Waltrip Racing in the Sprint Cup Series this season, won Sunday's Camping
World RV Sales 301 after making a late-race pass on Tony Stewart at New
Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Vickers moved ahead of Stewart and took the lead for the first time with 16
laps remaining. A caution for debris in the closing laps setup a two-lap
overtime finish. After the restart, Vickers pulled ahead of the field, while
Stewart ran out of fuel and slowed on the track, allowing Kyle Busch to take
second. Vickers beat Busch to the finish line by 0.58 seconds.
It was Vickers' third career Sprint Cup victory but his first since August
2009 at Michigan (139 races ago).
Vickers is sharing driving duties with Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip in the
No. 55 Toyota this season. He is being considered as the full-time driver of
that car for the 2014 season. Vickers is now a full-time competitor in the
Nationwide Series, driving the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. He finished
second to Busch in Saturday's Nationwide race at New Hampshire.
Jeff Burton finished third, while Brad Keselowski, the defending Sprint Cup
champion and pole sitter for this race, took the fourth spot. Aric Almirola
completed the top-five.
Jimmie Johnson placed sixth after starting from the rear of the field. Johnson
had his qualifying lap disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying
inspection. The front end of the car was found to be too low.
Stewart, who led 84 laps, ended up finishing 26th.
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