Fourth on Monday, and new Aaron’s ad on Tuesday for Vickers (VIDEO)

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You might remember in 2007 when Brian Vickers, then driving for Hendrick Motorsports, drove a bright green Chevrolet with Garnier Fructis sponsorship, and it made The Daily Show (search for the clip on the show archives if you want).

Now, Vickers is in a new ad for sponsor Aaron’s where bathtubs, screaming girls and team owner Michael Waltrip are featured. See the commercial above. The campaign is Aaron’s “Own the Life You Want.”

As far as his actual driving goes, Vickers has been on a roll of late with a solid run at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago and a fourth place Monday in Texas.

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:


2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars


 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions



Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.


Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.