Lowe's Motor Speedway adds extra security for Vickers

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 5:39 am
By: News On 6

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina is beefing up security for driver Brian Vickers during this Saturday's race.

Angry race fans called the track yesterday to complain that Vickers wrecked Dale Earnhardt Junior and Jimmie Johnson on the last lap Sunday at Talladega, Alabama.

The Nextel Cup Series is scheduled to race Saturday night at Lowe's, and track owner Bruton Smith felt the need to offer Vickers assistance because of the flood of phone calls the track received.

Vickers won the race and was showered with boos in Victory Lane Sunday as fans also threw debris onto the track.

He's expected to be poorly received at Lowe's, the track that shares a sponsor with Johnson and sits in the shadows of Earnhardt's hometown of Kannapolis.