NASCAR News Good And Bad
NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has received some job security, while Juan Pablo Montoya finds himself looking for a ride.
Vickers has picked up a full-time ride for the Sprint Cup Series with Michael Waltrip Racing starting next season. That marks a significant comeback by the 29-year old Vickers who had his racing career derailed in May 2010.
That’s when doctors discovered blood clots in his legs and lungs. Two months later he underwent two procedures to close a hole in his heart and insert a stent into a vein in his left leg.
Vickers snapped a 75-game winless streak in the Sprint Cups series with a win at New Hampshire last month.
Meanwhile, Montoya has been informed by team owner Chip Ganassi that he is cutting ties with one of the world’s most decorated drivers. Montoya has been with Ganassi since he abruptly left Formula One in 2006.
Montoya has earned wins in the Indianapolis 500 and on the Formula One and NASCAR circuits.