LOOKING BACK: Vickers was involved in the controversy that followed the Richmond race Saturday night. Ty Norris, the team's spotter and MWR general manager, told Vickers to pit as the green flag came back out with only three laps to go. Vickers responded by saying "I don't understand, pit right now." Norris replied, "You've got to pit this time. We need that one point." Vickers then said, "10-4. Do I got a tire going down?" NASCAR felt this conversation was "the most clear part" in making its decision to penalize MWR and all three teams for trying to "manipulate the outcome of the race." Vickers was docked 50 points and crew chief Scott Miller was placed on probation until Dec. 31. Vickers ended the night in 24th place.
ETC.: Vickers, like the rest of MWR, will have a hard time putting this controversy behind him as the team goes about finishing this season and trying to get ready for next year when Vickers will race for the championship. "Our goal remains the same -- to run the best we can each week and try and win races for Aaron's," said Vickers.