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Born and raised in NASCAR’s native state (yes, the ownership and the Daytona International Speedway may call “The Sunshine State” home, but virtually everything else - the drivers, the teams and the upcoming NASCAR Hall of Fame - reside in “The NC”), 23-year-old Brian Vickers is one of the hottest up-and-coming drivers in motorsports. That’s precisely why he’ll be racing a Team Red Bull Toyota Camry starting with the 2007 season of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

FROM BACK YARD KARTING TO BIG-LEAGUE ROUNDY-ROUND

At age 8, young Brian purchased his first yard-kart with saved allowance money. Not long after, a friend of the family suggested he move up to a real racing go-kart and start competing in World Karting Association (WKA)-sanctioned races. The kid was a natural: Between 1994 and 1997, Brian won more than 80 races across the country on both dirt and asphalt and garnered three WKA national championships.

Next up were the 3/4-scale stock cars of the Allison Legacy Cars Series. In 1998, Brian and his new BLV Motorsports team earned five wins. “Some of our primary goals to help gain experience were to race at different tracks all of the time and not stay in any one series longer than necessary. But I had to prove that I could be competitive, earn the respect of competitors twice my age and win, before we ever considered moving up.”

True to his word, Brian moved on to campaign Late Model Stock racing in NASCAR’s Weekly Racing Series in 1999. Six wins, eleven poles and Motorsports Magazine’s “Rising Star of the Year” award meant his hard work nearly every Friday and Saturday night was beginning to pay off. Another career highlight was becoming the youngest feature winner at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.

It was off to the USAR Hooters ProCup Series for Brian and his team in 2000. He loved racing stock cars almost identical to those in the NASCAR Busch Series. “In the USAR, I was only 16 years old and had the opportunity to race against some of the best veteran short-track racers in the country,” Vickers says. He scored Rookie-of-the-Year honors, becoming the youngest event winner in the series’ history with two wins, and finished a very impressive third in the championship at season’s end.

Vickers and company returned for a sophomore season of USAR competition in 2001, finishing second in the title chase while collecting two more victories. The 17-year-old made his NASCAR Busch Series debut that year in July at the Milwaukee Mile event and ran three more races later that year.

In 2002, Brian and his team competed in 21 NASCAR Busch Series races as the only independent team with a rookie driver. “Balancing the travel and racing with my schoolwork was always challenging growing up,” he says, “but my education came first. My parents and I had rules in place to ensure that and it’s something I still believe strongly in today.” Mission accomplished: Brian graduated with honors a full semester early from Trinity (NC) High School in May of 2002. On the very same evening of his graduation, he found himself the highest-qualifying NASCAR Busch Series rookie at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Despite positive on- and off-track performances, he and his team took a turn for the worse as the 2002 season wound down when a sure-thing sponsor disappeared. Fortunately, his excellent late-season form caught the eye of Ricky Hendrick. “Ricky and I struck up a dialogue and eventually he decided he wanted me to drive his racecars,” Vickers says. Now it was up to the duo to convince Ricky’s daddy, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, that Brian was the right man to pilot one of the mega-team’s competitive rides.

Vickers was named the driver of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Busch Series machine for 2003. Father and son looked mighty sharp with their selection — the 20-year-old became the youngest Busch Series champion in NASCAR history, delivering Hendrick Motorsport’s first-ever championship in the category.

This Busch Series success earned Brian a full-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup ride in the No. 25 car for the Hendrick team starting in 2004. Since then, the young driver from Thomasville, North Carolina, earned a race win in the non-points-paying NEXTEL Open, four poles and the best points finish for the 25 team in a decade. But the big breakthrough came last fall when he scored his first Cup points win at Talladega in dramatic fashion. Needless to say, Brian’s swagger changed that day, all the better in Red Bull’s eyes.

While competing in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is Brian’s all-consuming passion, he does have a life away from the track. Hanging out with family and friends is his number one leisure activity. “I’ve had great family, friends and staff help support and develop my career all the way,” he says.

Vickers battled his way through a traumatic debut season with Red Bull Racing to set the first-year performance benchmark for the all-new team and manufacturer partner Toyota, earning their first Top 10 finish in his 1st-ever start for RBR, their first Top 5 later that season and leading the most laps of any Toyota team during the 2007 season. Both driver and team will have significantly higher performance expectations and goals for the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season.

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When not bouncing between races, his business office in Thomasville and residences in Charlotte and New York City, Brian also likes to partake in the typical and mundane activities you’d expect from a Red Bull athlete - mountain biking, scuba diving, golf and his most recent venture - skydiving. And attending Charlotte Bobcats basketball games are always a good time. He also likes to take in the occasional Carolina Panthers game, but that’s a tough assignment - both the Charlotte-based football team and Vickers usually work on Sundays!

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Brian Vickers Biography

Born and raised in NASCAR’s native state (yes, the ownership and the Daytona International Speedway may call “The Sunshine State” home, but virtually everything else - the drivers, the teams and the upcoming NASCAR Hall of Fame - reside in “The NC”), 23-year-old Brian Vickers is one of the hottest up-and-coming drivers in motorsports. That’s precisely why he’ll be racing a Team Red Bull Toyota Camry starting with the 2007 season of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

FROM BACK YARD KARTING TO BIG-LEAGUE ROUNDY-ROUND

At age 8, young Brian purchased his first yard-kart with saved allowance money. Not long after, a friend of the family suggested he move up to a real racing go-kart and start competing in World Karting Association (WKA)-sanctioned races. The kid was a natural: Between 1994 and 1997, Brian won more than 80 races across the country on both dirt and asphalt and garnered three WKA national championships.

Next up were the 3/4-scale stock cars of the Allison Legacy Cars Series. In 1998, Brian and his new BLV Motorsports team earned five wins. “Some of our primary goals to help gain experience were to race at different tracks all of the time and not stay in any one series longer than necessary. But I had to prove that I could be competitive, earn the respect of competitors twice my age and win, before we ever considered moving up.”

True to his word, Brian moved on to campaign Late Model Stock racing in NASCAR’s Weekly Racing Series in 1999. Six wins, eleven poles and Motorsports Magazine’s “Rising Star of the Year” award meant his hard work nearly every Friday and Saturday night was beginning to pay off. Another career highlight was becoming the youngest feature winner at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.

It was off to the USAR Hooters ProCup Series for Brian and his team in 2000. He loved racing stock cars almost identical to those in the NASCAR Busch Series. “In the USAR, I was only 16 years old and had the opportunity to race against some of the best veteran short-track racers in the country,” Vickers says. He scored Rookie-of-the-Year honors, becoming the youngest event winner in the series’ history with two wins, and finished a very impressive third in the championship at season’s end.

Vickers and company returned for a sophomore season of USAR competition in 2001, finishing second in the title chase while collecting two more victories. The 17-year-old made his NASCAR Busch Series debut that year in July at the Milwaukee Mile event and ran three more races later that year.

In 2002, Brian and his team competed in 21 NASCAR Busch Series races as the only independent team with a rookie driver. “Balancing the travel and racing with my schoolwork was always challenging growing up,” he says, “but my education came first. My parents and I had rules in place to ensure that and it’s something I still believe strongly in today.” Mission accomplished: Brian graduated with honors a full semester early from Trinity (NC) High School in May of 2002. On the very same evening of his graduation, he found himself the highest-qualifying NASCAR Busch Series rookie at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Despite positive on- and off-track performances, he and his team took a turn for the worse as the 2002 season wound down when a sure-thing sponsor disappeared. Fortunately, his excellent late-season form caught the eye of Ricky Hendrick. “Ricky and I struck up a dialogue and eventually he decided he wanted me to drive his racecars,” Vickers says. Now it was up to the duo to convince Ricky’s daddy, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, that Brian was the right man to pilot one of the mega-team’s competitive rides.

Vickers was named the driver of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Busch Series machine for 2003. Father and son looked mighty sharp with their selection — the 20-year-old became the youngest Busch Series champion in NASCAR history, delivering Hendrick Motorsport’s first-ever championship in the category.

This Busch Series success earned Brian a full-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup ride in the No. 25 car for the Hendrick team starting in 2004. Since then, the young driver from Thomasville, North Carolina, earned a race win in the non-points-paying NEXTEL Open, four poles and the best points finish for the 25 team in a decade. But the big breakthrough came last fall when he scored his first Cup points win at Talladega in dramatic fashion. Needless to say, Brian’s swagger changed that day, all the better in Red Bull’s eyes.

While competing in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is Brian’s all-consuming passion, he does have a life away from the track. Hanging out with family and friends is his number one leisure activity. “I’ve had great family, friends and staff help support and develop my career all the way,” he says.

Vickers battled his way through a traumatic debut season with Red Bull Racing to set the first-year performance benchmark for the all-new team and manufacturer partner Toyota, earning their first Top 10 finish in his 1st-ever start for RBR, their first Top 5 later that season and leading the most laps of any Toyota team during the 2007 season. Both driver and team will have significantly higher performance expectations and goals for the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season.

AWAY FROM THE OVAL OFFICE

When not bouncing between races, his business office in Thomasville and residences in Charlotte and New York City, Brian also likes to partake in the typical and mundane activities you’d expect from a Red Bull athlete - mountain biking, scuba diving, golf and his most recent venture - skydiving. And attending Charlotte Bobcats basketball games are always a good time. He also likes to take in the occasional Carolina Panthers game, but that’s a tough assignment - both the Charlotte-based football team and Vickers usually work on Sundays!

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  • How to book Brian Vickers?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Vickers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Vickers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Vickers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Vickers?

    Booking fees for Brian Vickers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Vickers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Vickers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Vickers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Vickers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Vickers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Vickers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brian Vickers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Vickers for your event is available upon request. Brian Vickers generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Vickers for an upcoming event.

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