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Scott Wimmer Daytona 500 2006 Event Preview


Scott Wimmer 2006 Event Preview

                    No. 4 Aero Exhaust Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Race 1 of 36 – Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway

Scott Wimmer / Aero Exhaust Online Press Kit Available At:

Aero Exhaust Racing Notes of Interest:

Driver: Scott Wimmer

·         Scott Wimmer will be attempting to qualify for his 82nd NASCAR Nextel Cup start at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Feb. 19, 2006

·         The 2006 Daytona 500 marks the first time Wimmer will be behind the wheel of the No. 4 Aero Exhaust Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Morgan-McClure Motorsports

·         He will be attempting to start in his third Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup event at DIS. His career-best start at the 2.5-mile superspeedway is 16th (Feb.  2005) and his best finish was 3rd (Feb. 2004)

·         Wimmer has led a total of 13 laps in Cup competition in the Daytona 500.  His average start is 21st and average finish is 19th

·         Wimmer will have to race his way in to the Daytona 500 during the Gatorade Duel 150’s on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, as Morgan-McClure Motorsports finished 36th, one position out of the top 35, in championship points in the 2005 season.

·         Wimmer won five races in the Busch Series in his 104 starts and had a career best start of 5th (Feb. 2001).

Morgan-McClure Motorsports Racing

·         The Morgan-McClure No. 4 car won the Daytona 500 three times: in 1991 with driver Ernie Irvan and has back to back victories in 1994 and 1995 with driver Sterling Marlin

·         Combining both DIS races (Feb. and July), Morgan-McClure Motorsports has started 46 races, visited victory lane a total of five times, won one pole, had a total of 10 Top-5 finishes and 15 Top-10 finishes

·         At DIS, Morgan-McClure Motorsports’ best start was on the pole in 1993 with driver Ernie Irvan

·         The 2006 Daytona 500 will mark the 25th time the Morgan-McClure No. 4 car has competed in NASCAR’s biggest event

Morgan-McClure Ride

Chassis No.:  Primary:   85                   Back-Up:   89

·         Morgan-McClure Motorsports tested both chassis 85 and 89 at DIS in January 2006 during the NASCAR Nextel Cup test

Scott on preparation for Daytona…

“ I’ve finished third here at Daytona and Morgan-McClure has three Daytona 500 wins so we are excited about the possibilities of a good finish here. Our primary focus is on just getting into the race and the rest will take care of itself. We are all getting to know each other better and the communications are improving. You know it takes time to jump in and expect communication and everything to be right, right off the bat; but you can definitely see improvements from our test down here in January. You know it might take us a few races to get rolling; but I think so far everything’s been real good; they’ve been giving me real good race cars and I’ve been trying to give them the best feedback I can.”

Wimmer’s Numbers:

Scott Wimmer NASCAR Nextel Cup Statistics at Daytona International Speedway:

Date Track Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won Car No.
7/2005 Daytona 26 32 146/160 Crash 102,183 22
2/2005 Daytona 16 33 182/203 Crash 265,110 22
7/2004 Daytona 37 32 159/160 Running 86,889 22
2/2004 Daytona 26 200/200 Running 758,839 22

Scott Wimmer NASCAR Busch Grand National Statistics at Daytona International Speedway:

Date Track Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won Car No.
2/2003 Daytona 23 12 120/120 Running 46,000 23
2/2002 Daytona 29 13 120/120 Running 35,875 23
2/2001 Daytona 15 120/120 Running 28,925 23

Scott Wimmer / NASCAR Nextel Cup Career Statistics:

Starts Wins Poles Top Fives Top 10s Winnings
81 $7,976,825


2006 No. 4 Aero Exhaust Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Team Roster:

Driver: Scott Wimmer

Owner: Larry McClure

Crew Chief: Chris Carrier

Car Chief: Steve Gray                                                   Chief Mechanic: Jim Mazza

Engine Builder: Ron Puryear                                         Engine Tuner: Mark Nickels

Aero Engineer: Louis Duncan

Shock Engineer: Damian Albrecht

 Over-The-Wall Crew Members

Front Tire Changer: Tommy Southall                            Jackman: Scott Webb  

Front Tire Carrier: Robbie Holt                                      Gas Man: Mark Nickels

Rear Tire Changer: Matt Humphries                              Catch Can: Jim Mazza

Rear Tire Carrier: Dave Angel                                        nd Gas Man: Steve Hawkins

Pit Support Crew Members

Electronics: Zeke Lester

Mechanic: Chris Messick and JJ Porter

Public Relations: Diane Hawkins

Scorer: Scott Glasco

Shock Specialist: Damian Albrecht

Spotter: Rusty Webb

Tire Specialist: Charles Moles

Transporter Driver: Dan Donnelly

Tune in to Aero Exhaust Racing:

Gatorade Duel: Thursday, Feb. 16

Television:NBC at 2p.m. ET

Radio:MRN & XM Satellite Radio at 1p.m. ET

 Daytona 500: Sunday, Feb. 19

Television:NBC at 1:30p.m. ET

Radio:MRN & XM Satellite Radio at 1p.m. ET

Come Meet Scott!

Scott will be signing the newly released “Pit Road Pets” book on February 15, at 4pm at Books-A-Million on International Speedway Blvd., in Daytona Beach

Scott will be a featured guest on MRN Radio on February 15 at 8:20pm