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NASCAR in N.H.

Loudon win ends Brian Vickers’s four-year drought

LOUDON, N.H. — Brian Vickers had already come so far, resuscitating a racing career that was in peril of being derailed by a serious health issue in 2010.

Eleven races into that NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Vickers got knocked out of the saddle of his ride with the now-defunct Red Bull Racing team when he was diagnosed with blood clots in his legs and near his lungs, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season.

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