From the Marbles - NASCAR

Brian Vickers has raised the bar for NASCAR stunts. Yes, Carl Edwards recently leaped off a building, but Vickers saw that and raised a few thousand feet, jumping out of a freaking airplane. His destination? The Daytona International Speedway infield grass. (He meant to this time, unlike 2009.)

Vickers leaped from about 5,000 feet to promote the Coke Zero 400 in July. (Did nobody tell him about email?) A veteran of solo skydiving, he estimates that he has about 75 jumps to his credit, but none into a speedway ... until now. The event, scheduled to take place last year, was postponed because of the blood clot issues that sidelined Vickers for most of the 2010 season.

Bravo Red Bull for pushing one of its star attractions out of a perfectly good airplane, and to Vickers himself for actually doing it and looking impressive besides. Bull Juice, we salute you. Now try Bristol!

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