Vickers Out for the 2010 Season

The medical condition which impaired Red Bull Racing (RBR) driver Brian Vickers for the last couple of weeks will cost him the remainder of the season. During a press conference held on Friday together with Jay Fryeand and Dr. Steven A. Limentani, the 26-year old driver announced he will retire for the rest of 2010.

“It sucks. This is what I love to do,” Vickers said at the press conference. “I’ve never, throughout my entire career, been on the sidelines. That’s what hurts the most. This is my life, and I fully intend on being able to do it again.”

The decision has been made because, as a means to treat the blood clots condition he is suffering from, the doctors have put him on blood thinners. This means that, in case of a crash, Vickers could be seriously injured. Doctors recommended he stays out for at least six months.

“The announcement that I have to make right now is that Dr. Limentani and myself and the people that we work through for him have decided that due to what’s happened and due to the blood thinners that I’m on that I will be out of the car for a minimum of six months, for the rest of the year."

There's no word yet on who will permanently replace Vickers in the Sprint. His Nationwide team, Braun Racing, announced on Saturday Vickers will be replaced by Reed Sorenson for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May and October), Daytona Superspeedway (July), Michigan International Speedway (August) and Atlanta Motor Speedway (September).
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