Talking it over with his doctor and the general manager of Red Bull Racing, Brian tried to make light of the matter: "I can actually race on blood thinners, I just can't crash," he said in a interview Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "So I told them if I promise I won't crash, will they let me race?
"The answer was ‘No.'"
A crash while on blood thinners could be life-threatening, and Brian and Red Bull are not willing to take the risk. But Brian loves racing, and swears to return. "This is what I love to do, this is my life," he said, " ... and I fully intend on doing it again."
As we continue to wish Brian all the best and a full recovery, in a true "ill wind that blows nobody any good" moment, Red Bull is planning to keep Casey Mears in the seat for the foreseeable future, though they may bring in a ringer for the road courses. So good luck to Casey, and we hope he passes the audition.
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