No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver
Brian Vickers owns the 10th most points of all drivers after the
first 10 races of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. He and
the No. 55 team plan to improve those numbers at Kansas
Speedway Saturday night. Vickers earned a fourth-place finish
at Talladega on Sunday—his second top-five finish of the
season. Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer
finished third in that race. MWR announced Monday it had
signed multiyear contract extensions with Bowyer, crew chief
Brian Pattie and the No. 15’s primary sponsor 5-hour
ENERGY.
 2014 AVERAGE FINISHES
VICKERS ON 2014 GOALS: "They are
still the same. We want to win races and
win a championship. That’s easier said
than done but we have always said we
want to go out and try to win multiple
races, we want to try to sit on poles and
we want to try to win a championship.
We’ve got off to a decent start, but we
know we can do much better. There’s a
lot of room for improvement which is a
good thing. I like what I see here on the
Aaron’s Dream Machine team as well
as at MWR. We are getting closer each
race.”
 
MWR: “MWR is a great organization
and we’ve come a long way and we compete week in and week out with all
these teams. It’s more than just us and the guys on this pit box -- there’s a lot of
hard working people back home at MWR in the race shop, but also at Costa
Mesa TRD (Toyota Racing Development) out in California building us good
engines.”
 
MWR SIGNING BOWYER, PATTIE & 5-HOUR ENERGY TO CONTRACT
EXTENSIONS THIS WEEK: “That is fantastic news for everyone at MWR. That
not only gives a solid future to the No. 15 team but helps our program at the No.
55 as well. We work together extremely well sharing information during the races,
at the track and back at the shop. With Aaron’s on our car every race it’s gratifying to know we have that kind of corporate support.”