March 30, 2012

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Michael Waltrip says he's added two road course races to Brian Vickers' schedule this season.

Vickers, who was already signed to run six races for MWR, will add the races at Sonoma, Calif., and Watkins Glen, N.Y., to his schedule. Vickers is running both races at Bristol, Martinsville and New Hampshire for MWR.

The veteran made a strong return to the Sprint Cup Series last week at Bristol Motor Speedway in MWR's No. 55 Toyota. He led three times for 125 laps and finished fifth as the team placed three drivers in the top five.

Mark Martin will drive the No. 55 in 24 races, along with the All-Star Race in Charlotte.

Waltrip says he gave the road courses to Vickers because "Mark said he didn't want to run `em."

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