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Brian Vickers had already come so far, resuscitating a racing career that was in peril of being derailed by a serious health issue in 2010.
Eleven races into that NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Vickers got knocked out of the saddle of his ride with the now-defunct Red Bull Racing team when he was diagnosed with blood clots in his legs and near his lungs, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season.
Even though his health was at risk, Vickers admitted, “just getting back into a race car was all I could think about.’’
But winning a race? At the time, it seemed beyond the realm of possibility.
On Sunday, Vickers made the impossible possible, winning the Camping World RV Sales 301 in Loudon, N.H.