Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Vickers will drive the No. 55 Toyota for 12 of the final 13 Sprint Cup Series races this season after Aaron’s and MWR granted Mark Martin an early release allowing him to drive the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevy for 12 races, filling in for the injured Tony Stewart.
Vickers was slated to drive three more races this season in that car before taking it over full time in 2014.
MWR co-owner Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 at Talladega Superspeedway as originally planned.