Friday, July 10, 2009

Vickers Wins 5th Pole... But What's He Doing Next Year?

Brian Vickers put his Red Bull Toyota on the front row last night for this Saturday's 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway. It's Vickers' 5th pole of the 2009 season. He has been consistent at times this year, but has also seen his share of struggles. Everyone in the Cup garage thinks Vickers is very close to breaking Red Bull into the win column. But my question is if he's doing better this year: winning poles and contending for wins, why hasn't the team inked a contract extension for next year? Do they not like leading laps and winning poles? Would they prefer Vickers' teammate Scott Speed who failed to qualify multiple times this year to be the front runner? Or would they like IRL's Danica Patrick to come to NASCAR and run 40th every week in the 83 car? Where will Vickers end up? I think he would be a good fit at Stewart-Haas Racing personally.

The 83 and 82 will lead the field to the green flag shortly after 8:00 Saturday night. But where will Vickers race next year is the question at hand.

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