Brian Vickers would like everyone to know that they shouldn’t believe everything they read. A case in point was a recent Maxim article that described his luxurious New York “bachelor’s dream pad,” complete with everything needed to get chicks and keep them. Only one problem: the “Back in the Fast Lane” piece was a bit off the mark and, in fact, Vickers does not actually play a Roman Emperor in his spare time...
Unfortunately it wasn’t true, but it sounded pretty good! Needless to say, it was Maxim. Let’s just say it was very loosely based on a true story. It’s kind of like reading Us Weekly and actually believing what you’re reading. I think most people who read the magazine understand that it’s mostly fictional.
We didn’t really even go out for a drink. We did an interview talking about my heart surgery, coming back to racing, and overcoming adversity and all that stuff.
I mean even the stuff about my apartment isn’t true. It said my apartment in New York overlooked the Empire State Building, had two hot tubs and a barbecue pit on the roof. Well, none of that is true. I am 65 blocks from the Empire State Building and you can’t even see it from my place.
It was amazing – I was shocked at how inaccurate it was. I mean it said I was going into my fifth year of racing in NASCAR’s elite level and I’ve been there almost 10.
But when it gets down to it, I only worry about racing and just try to have fun with the rest of the stuff. Life is too short to get caught up in all that. It wasn’t true but it was entertaining and if someone believes it, I don’t really care. It doesn’t matter to me.