NASCAR Number

Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
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89: The number of races between the two most recent victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series recorded by drivers who were not full-time participants in the series. When Brian Vickers took the checkered flag in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he became the first part-timer to win a Sprint Cup race since Trevor Bayne - driving a limited schedule for the Wood Brothers - shocked the world in the 2011 season-opening Daytona 500. Vickers has a nine-race deal with Michael Waltrip Racing this year, but his win at Loudon could go a long way toward landing a full-time ride in the No. 55 Toyota, with Mark Martin stepping aside at the end of the season.