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Brian Vickers won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, After four years of health scares and unemployment put his promising career in doubt, Vickers kept pushing toward the finish line.
Vickers snapped a 75-race winless streak and hadn’t won since the August 2009 race at Michigan. He won his first career Cup race in August 2006 at Talladega Superspeedway
“Coming here and sitting in Victory Lane, just makes it one of the most special events in my life,” Vickers said
“I feel like I can win a championship with this team,” he said. “That’s our goal.”
Johnson brushed off his 43rd-place start to finish sixth. Tony Stewart was running inside the top 10 at the final caution until he ran out of fuel and plummeted to 26th.
“It’s hard to calculate how much we are saving on the cautions,” Stewart said.
“We thought we were about three-quarters of a lap to the good before that last caution. Obviously, we didn’t save as much as I thought we would.”
Danica Patrick was involved in a three-car wreck that included boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
“We’re all bunched up on those restarts,” Patrick said. “I’m not sure if I misjudged the breaking zone or they stopped really quick in front of me.”