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LAS VEGAS (AP) Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a car a little too soon.
It was his doctors who picked this weekend at Las Vegas as the target date, but Vickers was willing to hold out a bit longer. He admitted Friday to repeatedly questioning his doctors about coming back this weekend.
"I'm like, `Are you sure? I'm totally fine waiting as long as you want' and they were like, `No, no. You're totally good. You'll be fine. Don't worry about it,'" said Vickers, who even offered to go in for a checkup before leaving for Las Vegas. "I want to go racing. It's what I love, but I didn't push them into a decision. It was really their decision."
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