NASCAR driver Vickers gets contract extension from Red Bull

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brian Vickers has been rewarded for his win at Michigan with a multiyear contact extension from Red Bull Racing.

Talks for a new contract had been ongoing for several months. Vickers said last weekend the process was draining and confusing because Red Bull was dragging its feet on paperwork that would have finalized terms he had verbally agreed upon.

But two days after giving the team its first victory in NASCAR, Vickers received his new contract.

The win Sunday at Michigan moved Vickers to 13th in the standings, and only 12 points out of a spot in the Chase for the championship.

Vickers joined Red Bull for its debut NASCAR season in 2007.

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