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Vickers to replace Stewart at Daytona

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Thursday 11th February, 2016 - 11:43am

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Brian Vickers

Brian Vickers

Brian Vickers is set to substitute for the injured Tony Stewart in NASCAR’s season opening Daytona 500.

The Associated Press has revealed the plan ahead of a scheduled press conference on Friday.

Stewart has been sidelined for an indefinite period following an all-terrain vehicle accident on January 31 that left him with a fractured vertebra.

Vickers is a three-time Sprint Cup race winner, but has run limited races over the last three years after being diagnosed with blood clots.

The 32-year-old appeared just twice with Michael Waltrip Racing last year before a recurrence of the blood clots saw him return to the sidelines.

Vickers will need a final medical clearance from NASCAR before taking to the famous speedway, which will host the Daytona 500 on February 21.

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