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Vickers Back Behind the Wheel After Medical Scare
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- After eight months away from racing, Brian Vickers is back and ready to run a full season.

Vickers stepped away from NASCAR last year after doctors found clots in his leg and lungs. Treatment included blood thinners, two procedures to close a hole in his heart and the insertion of a stent into his left leg.

He considered quitting, but decided to return for the 2011 season because of his ``love for racing.'' He says win or lose, ``I'm happy to be back.''

Vickers got back in his No. 83 Toyota for the first time during a private test in Orlando last week. He turned even more laps at NASCAR's three-day open test at Daytona.

He finished treatment in November and has been cleared to race a full-time schedule without limitations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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