Brian Vickers to drive car honoring FSU title team at Daytona
APR 09, 2014 12:30p ET
Brian Vickers' No. 55 car will have a special look when he drives in the Sprint Cup race at Daytona on July 5.
Vickers will drive a garnet-and-gold painted Toyota that will honor Florida State's national title and have a BCS national championship logo on the hood. He will also wear a special FSU driver uniform for the race.
''Everyone in America knows about Florida State's tradition of success especially in athletics,'' Vickers said. ''Aaron's and I really want to continue that tradition at Daytona in July and give Seminole fans a chance to see their car and colors celebrate in victory lane. I'm excited to be representing my home state on the car for Daytona. We're hoping it will give us a 'home field' advantage we need."
Florida State officials said the car will be unveiled on Friday night in Tallahassee at a downtown gathering for fans who are arriving for the Seminoles' spring game on Saturday.
Vickers has previously driven cars that honored national titles by Alabama and Auburn.
''We have a history of showcasing collegiate championships on our race cars to highlight our brand's involvement in collegiate sports,'' said Rich Lamprey, Aaron's Director of Sports and Event Marketing. ''We hope that NASCAR fans and college sports fans alike will appreciate the FSU paint scheme, and we look forward to Brian bringing the Seminoles to the checkered flag in Daytona.''