NASCAR & Auto Racing

Notes | Vickers, Lamar to share Braun's No. 32 Toyota in Nationwide

Some short takes from the rainy day notebook at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

Braun Racing announced Cup driver Brian Vickers and former Nationwide driver Burney Lamar will split time in its No. 32 Toyota next season with sponsorship from Dollar General. Vickers will drive in 18 races and Lamar will do the rest.

Denny Hamlin said he remains very sore from his accident Sunday at Talladega, which required him to make an overnight stay in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital. He blew a right-front tire while leading the race and hit the wall hard. He has been cleared to race Saturday but elected not to drive in Friday night's Nationwide Series event.

Friday's revised schedule following Thursday's rainout means that Kyle Busch and Joey Logano will be at the track this morning for Nationwide Series practice and will not be able to attend the Joe Gibbs Racing FanFest at the team's headquarters in Huntersville.

Terry Cook will drive the No. 59 Toyotas for HT Motorsports in the rest of this year's Truck Series races, beginning in Martinsville. Cook is 10th in the current points standings but was released by Wyler Racing this week when Jack Sprague was signed to drive for that team.