Brian Vickers meets with the media, expects to miss at least 3 months

Brian Vickers met with the media Sunday morning at Auto Club Speedway. (Getty Images)
Brian Vickers met with the media Sunday morning at Auto Club Speedway. (Getty Images)
Brian Vickers met with the media Sunday morning at Auto Club Speedway. (Getty Images)

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers will miss at least three months due to blood clots the driver revealed Sunday.  Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Brett Moffitt will return drive the No. 55 Toyota in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  Vickers informed MWR he has experienced a reoccurrence of blood clots, which will require the 31-year-old driver to begin taking blood-thinning medication. Vickers is not allowed to race while on the medication. Sunday prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California,. Vickers met with the media to talk about his latest issues.

“I’m here – I’m fine,” Vickers said. “It’s been a tough week and frustrating. Probably as much or more kind of on the emotional side this last week and the physical side for sure was a concern, which is what led me to go to the hospital.”

Vickers explained his busy week. Up until Thursday, he was scheduled to race at Auto Club Speedway. MORE>>>

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