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Brian Vickers, who was sidelined last year with blood clots in the lungs and leg

Vickers skydives into Daytona to fulfill promise, continue recovery


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It took a year for Brian Vickers to fulfill a promise to skydive into the Daytona International Speedway, but like everything else in his year-long recovery from blood clots and a hole in his lung, he made his return in spectacular fashion Wednesday.

The promise was more important to the 27 year-old driver than the speedway. His bucket list was a return to normalcy, all the daredevil things that used to fuel his passion for speed and excitement.

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