NASCAR Winston Cup Series
No. 27 Siemens Dodge
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
October 13, 2002
NASCAR Busch Series
No. 23 Bill Davis Racing Pontiac
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
October 12, 2002
Wimmer on Charlotte: Scott Wimmer, driver of the No. 27 Siemens Dodge in the NWC Series and driver of the No. 23 Pontiac on the Busch Series, seeks to make his fourth NWC career start, coming off a solid 17th place finish at Talladega last weekend in the No. 23 Hills Bros. Coffee Dodge.
“I’m really excited to go to Charlotte this weekend, especially running in both the Winston Cup and Busch Series,” said Wimmer. “I had a real good car there in the Busch Series in the spring, however, we got bit on fuel mileage, so our finish wasn’t as strong as it should have been. Charlotte is really a fun place to race because of being able to race in our backyard. My parents will also be in town for the race, which is always a bonus.”
“You need a real balanced car to run well at Charlotte,” said Wimmer. “The car needs to work on both the low and high groove in order to be successful. Since the track is so weather sensitive, you also have to have a car that you can adjust easily throughout the race.”
NWC Testing at Charlotte: Wimmer tested the No. 27 Siemens Dodge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th.
“Our test at Charlotte last month went real well,” said Wimmer. “We mainly worked on our qualifying runs at night, since that is when qualifying is held at Charlotte, and worked on our race runs during the day hours. I feel like we learned a lot and have a real competitive car for the weekend.”
Last Weekend at Talladega: Wimmer competed in his first NWC superspeedway event at Talladega last weekend.
“I was very happy with our run last weekend at Talladega,” said Wimmer. “I felt like we had a really good car, but didn’t get the fuel mileage that those top seven guys got. I learned a lot and gained a ton of experience, so I was thrilled. I’m just glad I was able to help the 23 team out. The team has been running so much better since Kenny has come aboard. We were able to come away from Talladega with another spot in owners’ points, so the weekend was pretty successful for all.”
NWC Equipment: The Siemens Racing team is taking a brand new car to Charlotte this weekend. It is the first brand car built for the 27 team this year.
NBS Equipment: The Bill Davis Racing team is taking the same car to Charlotte that competed earlier this year at Michigan where it finished seventh; at Pikes Peak, where it finished sixth; and at Nashville in June, where it finished seventh
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