Vickers To Carry FSU On No. 55
ATLANTA — Brian Vickers’ No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota will carry a special paint scheme honoring Florida State’s BCS National Championship football team when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona Int’l Speedway on July 5.
The garnet-and-gold paint scheme on the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota will include the FSU BCS National Championship logo on the hood.
Vickers will also wear a special FSU driver uniform for the race.
“Everyone in America knows about Florida State’s tradition of success especially in athletics,” said Vickers. “Aaron’s and I really want to continue that tradition at Daytona in July and give Seminole fans a chance to see their car and colors celebrate in victory lane. I’m excited to be representing my home state on the car for Daytona. We’re hoping it will give us a ‘home field’ advantage we need.”
Fans at FSU’s April 12 Spring Game will see the car unveiling and watch a special video message from Vickers on the video board. FSU will collect hoods from the race car for display at block parties, road trips and The Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show throughout the 2014 football season.
“Aaron’s is proud to feature the Florida State football championship paint scheme on the No. 55 Dream Machine at Daytona International Speedway,” said Rich Lamprey, Aaron’s director of sports and event marketing. “We have a history of showcasing collegiate championships on our racecars to highlight our brand’s involvement in collegiate sports. We hope that NASCAR fans and college sports fans alike will appreciate the FSU paint scheme, and we look forward to Brian bringing the Seminoles to the checkered flag in Daytona.”
Vickers drove a special paint scheme honoring the University of Louisville’s national championship basketball team at Kentucky Speedway last year. Aaron’s and MWR have honored Alabama and Auburn national football championships at Talladega Superspeedway four times since 2009.