"Everyone in America knows about Florida State’s tradition of success especially in athletics," said Vickers. "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."
The ‘championship’ paint scheme is nothing new for Michael Waltrip Racing. Previously, they’ve honored NCAA football champs Alabama and Auburn, as well as 2013 NCAA basketball champion Louisville.
Fans at FSU’s April 12 Spring Game will see the car unveiling and watch a special video message from Vickers on the videoboard.