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Brian Vickers, Michael Waltrip Racing - Q&A

All I ever ask is somebody to give 100 percent, and if I'm never giving 100 percent, I want Ty to kick me and get me going. Our team tries really, really hard and we have got a lot of good guys that have been together for a long time, and like he said, when this deal came about, I've told my guys every day, I told him before the race today in the trailer, look, we are 26 points the out of ten; we can make this Chase on owner's points.

I was like, all we've got to do is win a race, knock out some top fives and top tens and we can do this. And lo and behold, this happened today.

Ty Norris:
What are you going to say next Sunday or two weeks from now? (Laughter).

Rodney Childers:
You know, and Mark's had some time off and when Mark gets some time off, he comes back like a ball of fire and everybody knows how much Mark Martin loves Indy. We've got a good car we're taking back and some good horsepower under the hood. So hopefully we can keep this ball rolling.

Ty Norris:
I was going to point this out about four questions ago, but it's amazing that you went to that question because just looked over and I realized that his hat says Mark Martin on it. He has a Mark Martin hat. (Laughter) so Mark Martin, he got sprayed with champagne today. (Laughter).

Brian Vickers:
One thing, Rodney alluded to it, we have not talked a lot about it today, but I just want to thank Mark and Michael as my teammates both for the guidance and mentorship. I talk to Mark a lot over the last couple years and especially a lot right when I first came back and a lot of things I was going through. He's been phenomenal. I've said this several times and I want to say this again.

Gosh, I wish I could have shared a car with him ten years ago. It's been great for me personally and great for this team. He is an amazing man, he's a phenomenal race car driver and I'm honored to be his teammate and nothing would make me happier. I told him at Christmas and I said, man, I said, nothing would make me happier than to win an owner's championship with you; that's my goal this year.

It's in sight. There's no guarantees, but it's in sight.

Transcript courtesy NASCAR. FastScripts by ASAP Sports.



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