|Vickers back behind the wheel after medical scare|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 21 January 2011 10:35|
Vickers stepped away from NASCAR last year after doctors found clots in his leg and lungs. Treatment included blood thinners, two procedures to close a hole in his heart and the insertion of a stent into his left leg.
He considered quitting, but decided to return for the 2011 season because of his ``love for racing.'' He says win or lose, ``I'm happy to be back.''
Vickers got back in his No. 83 Toyota for the first time during a private test in Orlando last week. He turned even more laps at NASCAR's three-day open test at Daytona.
He finished treatment in November and has been cleared to race a full-time schedule without limitations.