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Bristol preview


Scott Wimmer

No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet

Event Preview Fact Sheet

Event/Date:       Sharpie Mini 300 – March 24, 2007

Venue:             Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn.


Scott Wimmer’s NASCAR Busch Series Performance History

at Bristol Motor Speedway

DATESTARTFINISHLAPSTOTALSTATUS EARNINGS   COMPLETEDLAPS  3/24/20013429194250Running $      9,135 8/24/200112250250Running $     19,215 3/23/200217250250Running $     29,185 3/23/2002250250Running $     37,000 3/22/20031925184250Crash $     23,565 8/23/20031732143250Crash $     24,550 8/25/20061217250250Running $     24,391        TotalAverageAverageLapsTOTAL  EarningsStartsStartFinishCompletedLAPS         17.116.31,5211,750  $   167,041


bullet This Week’s Race Car at Bristol Motor Speedway … Scott Wimmer will pilot Chassis No. 065 from the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) stable in this weekend’s Sharpie Mini 300.  This is a brand new Holiday Inn Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
bullet Good Run for Holiday Inn … Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jeff Burton and the Holiday Inn Racing Team notched their second consecutive win of the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series season. The No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevy has also accumulated three top-10 finishes.
bullet Climbing the Ladder … Based on Burton’s win at Atlanta, the No. 29 Holiday Inn team climbed from fifth to second in the NASCAR Busch Series owners’ championship point standings. In five races, the No. 29 Holiday Inn team has posted a 10.4 finishing average.
bullet Stat Facts … In seven NASCAR Busch Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Wimmer has posted two top-five and three top-10 finishes and has led 39 laps.
bullet RCR atBristol … Richard Childress leads the way for Busch Series car owner victories at Bristol with five – four of them coming with Kevin Harvick and one with Jeff Green.  In 32 starts, RCR boasts 15 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes at the high-banks of Bristol.
bullet More Testing … Following the Sharpie Mini 300, Burton and Wimmer will test the No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway on March 27-28 as part of the NASCAR Busch Series test session.  Burton will be on the track Tuesday for the first day of testing and Wimmer will take over driving duties on Wednesday.
bullet Catch the Action … The Sharpie Mini 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway will be televised live on ABC on Saturday, March 24 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The race will also be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius Satellite Radio. Qualifying for the sixth of 35 races on the 2007 Busch Series calendar will air live on ESPN2 Saturday, March 24, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ED



You are taking a brand new race car to Bristol.  Is that unusual for most teams?

“In years past, it has been.  It seems like you always went to Bristol with a car that was a little smashed up or one that you wanted to get rid of.  I am fortunate to be with a race team that believes in having a great car at every race track.  The fact that I am taking one of the best race cars in the shop to Bristol is a little unheard of but that shows how competitive that we are and that we want win every race.  We are going there with the best possible car that we can.”

Is Bristol one of your favorite tracks on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit?

“I love going racing at Bristol.  It is definitely a tight race track and hard to pass.  We have put on some really exciting races there.  Some years we can have races with few cautions and other years we will 10- 15 cautions and we can’t seem to get on a roll.  I hope we won’t have many cautions this year because the green-flag racing is so good.  It makes it exciting for the fans and fun for the drivers.  You have to have a great handling race car and you have to have a lot of strategy to put your car up front.  You don’t want to have to come up through the pack and run the risk of tearing up your car.”

Your teammate Jeff Burton has two straight wins in the NASCAR Busch Series.  Does that motivate you to keep up the momentum?

“It definitely motivates me.  Jeff has done an unbelievable job in the three races he has run. He has been in the top 10 each time and two of those are wins.  It is a tough act to follow.  He is doing well and that is what we need.  It is exciting to have that after our problems at Mexico. Jeff has made up a lot of points in the past two weeks.  He got our car back up in the owner’s points and that is where we are contending for a championship.  I am excited and I think that the team has a lot of momentum heading into Bristol.  I am really fired up because I was at Atlanta last week and when you are involved in a win then it makes you even more excited for the next race.  I will be in the car for the next two weeks and I hope that we can continue the success.”