Vickers said doctors have told him that there's a low percentage that he'll get another blood clot if it is unprovoked. Vickers noted that his most recent blood clot was the result of the boot he wore. Had it not been for that, he likely wouldn't have suffered a blood clot last year.
Now that he's cleared, Vickers will test for Michael Waltrip Racing at New Smyrna Speedway next week. This year marks his first full NASCAR Sprint Cup season since 2011. That's also the last time he ran in the Daytona 500. To get back down there is going to be special, Vickers said Thursday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour. I'm curious to see if it's going to feel the same this year, that excitement, that energy and that love, as it did the first time I went to Daytona. I have a feeling it will. I think being gone for so long and going through so much since the last time I was there, it's going to have a similar feel to me. That's a great feeling. It's not just Daytona that excites the 30-year-old Vickers, who had run a partial schedule the past two seasons. It's not often that you hear a racecar driver excited about testing, he said. I'm really looking forward to testing next week. I'm really looking forward to getting out there and getting in a car and making laps. That's something I haven't done in three months. Motor Racing Network