NOTEBOOK: VICKERS PLACES TOYOTA 10TH.Byline: CLAY FOWLER
FONTANA -- Brian Vickers Brian Lee Vickers is an American NASCAR driver, from Thomasville, North Carolina. Vickers was the 2003 Busch Series champion, and at age 20, the youngest champion in any of NASCAR's three top-tier series. He currently drives the #83 Red Bull Toyota Camry for Team Red Bull. finished nine places short of his goal in the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway in Fontana.
But he admittedly wanted to jump up and down.
After a forgettable for·get·ta·ble
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unforgettable - impossible to forget Daytona 500 last week in Toyota's NASCAR NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), organization that sanctions American stock-car races, est. 1948. It held its first race in Daytona Beach, Fla. debut, Vickers provided some much-needed credibility for the automaker, driving his Red Bull Toyota to 10thplace Sunday.
Vickers didn't even qualify at Daytona while the four Toyota's that did finished 22nd, 30th, 34th and 40th.
"I think this finish means a lot for Toyota," he said. "To be a new team in such a competitive series and come in our first race and get a top 10, I'm so proud of everyone. I think everyone is stoked stoked
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2. Being or feeling high or intoxicated, especially from a drug. about the situation."
With the remaining three Toyotas in Sunday's race placing 32nd, 33rd and 39th, Vickers' validation seemed that much more important.
Gilliland 25th: After an impressive Daytona 500 showing last week, former Chino Chino (chē`nō), city (1990 pop. 59,682), San Bernardino co., S Calif.; founded 1887, inc. 1910. It is the business and processing center of a diversified farming (notably dairying) area. Hills resident David Gilliand was a virtual non-factor, falling a lap behind the leaders early and never recovering on the way to 25th place.
The driver of the M&Ms Ford ran in the middle virtually the entire race after starting 40th.