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'03 champ Vickers comes full circle

Updated: February 22, 2013, 6:46 PM ET
By Brant James

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brian Vickers contested his only full Nationwide Series season a decade ago. He was 20 and racing for a friend who had convinced his father to fund a program for the boyish-looking redhead with the precocious skill set.

The friend happened to be the late Ricky Hendrick, whose father was Rick Hendrick, proprietor of one of NASCAR's elite teams. Vickers won three races with 13 top-5s and 21 top-10s, becoming the youngest ...

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