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Vickers not so crazy after all for leaving Hendrick for Team Red Bull

Brian Vickers was at a crossroads in 2006: continue as the fourth driver for powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports or be the lead dog with upstart Team Red Bull? Two years later, Vickers says he made the right decision, writes David Newton.

Updated: August 29, 2008, 3:24 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Brian Vickers was walking through the Sprint Cup garage at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 16 when he noticed a familiar face surrounded by autograph-seeking fans.

He pointed a finger and smiled.

The familiar face pointed back.

Vickers eventually made his way through the fans, exchanged a handshake, hug and a brief conversation, then continued on his path to the Nationwide Series garage.

"Sometimes people ...

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