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Brian Vickers returns from blood clots, ready to race full schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing

Brian Vickers says he's off blood thinners and plans to run the entire Sprint Cup schedule this season, beginning with next month's Daytona 500.The 30-year-old Vickers missed the final five races last season after doctors discovered a blood clot last October. He also missed the final 25 races of 2010 because of blood clots and heart surgery.Aaron's will be his full-time sponsor for the No. 55 Toyota car for the season. Vickers says he's "never been more excited to get back in a car."Vickers has run 22 races with Michael Waltrip Racing and has 10 top-10 finishes. He won last July at New Hampshire.The victory ended Vickers' 75-race winless streak and solidified his full-time hiring in the No. 55 car....

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  6. Brian Vickers gets full sponsorship backing to drive No. 55 Aaron's Toyota starting in 2014

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  7. Brian Vickers to miss remainder of NASCAR season with blood clot in calf

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