Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers was involved in a solo crash during a Goodyear tire test Wednesday at Kentucky Speedway.
According to tweets by Vickers and MWR, his No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota wrecked in Turn 3, reportedly after a right front wheel came apart. It’s unclear if the actual wheel became separated from the car, or if there was some other type of failure.
Vickers tweeted that he’s okay but emerged from the wreck feeling sore.
Apparently the soreness isn’t affecting Vickers too much, as he jumped into a backup car and completed a number of additional laps.
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and concern. Really hard hit. Sore but ok. Looks like the RF wheel came apart going into 3.— Brian Vickers (@BrianLVickers) May 21, 2014
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