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Scott Wimmer

No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet

Event Preview Fact Sheet

Event/Date:       Aaron’s 312 – April 28, 2007

Venue:             Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway

Scott Wimmer’s NASCAR Busch Series Performance History

at Talladega Superspeedway

DATESTARTFINISHLAPSTOTALSTATUS EARNINGS   COMPLETEDLAPS  4/21/2001104222113Engine $     11,945 4/20/2002342823117Crash $     15,995 4/5/20032038117Crash $     22,205        TotalAverageAverageLapsTOTAL  EarningsStartsStartFinishCompletedLAPS         21.336.053347  $     50,145


bullet This Week’s Race Car at Talladega Superspeedway … Scott Wimmer will pilot Chassis No. 030 from the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) stable this weekend, a car that Wimmer finished 13th with at Daytona in February 2007.
bullet Good Start, Better Finish … The No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet has an average start of 13.4 and an average finish of 9.0 in the NASCAR Busch Series this season.
bullet RCR atTalladega … In 14 previous Busch Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway, RCR has posted two poles (Clint Bowyer, April 2004; and Johnny Sauter, April 2002), five top-five and five top-10 finishes. RCR cars have also led 70 laps.
bullet 128 and Counting … The Aaron’s 312 will mark Wimmer’s 128th-career NASCAR Busch Series start. Dating back to 2000, Wimmer has recorded 5 wins, 17 top-five and 43 top-10 finishes. The Wausau, Wis., native also boasts just under $4 million in career earnings.
bullet Sign Here … Wimmer will sign autographs in the blue NASCAR Foundation tent located at the Sprint/NEXTEL Experience in the FanZone at Talladega Superspeedway from 11:15 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 28.  Fans are encouraged to donate $5 in support of NASCAR Day benefiting the Victory Junction Gang Camp and other charitable organizations.
bullet Race Fever … Wimmer will attend the 22nd Annual Race Fever Night Dinner and Auction on Friday, April 27 at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Speed Channel Dome.  The Wausau, Wis., native will donate items on behalf of the Holiday Inn Racing Team to benefit the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind.
bullet Catch the Action … The Aaron’s 312 from Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live on ABC Saturday, April 28th beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The race will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius Satellite Radio. Qualifying will be televised on a same-day-delayed basis on SPEED Friday, April 27 beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.


You haven’t had much success at Talladega in the past.  What are you expecting with an RCR car?

“I am really excited about going down there is some quality equipment.  I have had some good runs but I have also been in the wrong place at the wrong time.  We had a good run at Daytona and overcame some problems to finish in the top 15.  We are taking the same car but I think that we have made it better.  The engine department has been working hard to give us more horsepower.  Talladega is all about speed and handling doesn’t matter as much.  I think we will have a fast car and, hopefully, we can stay out of the wrecks and not have any mechanical problems and be there at the end.”

What are your thoughts on restrictor plate racing?

“I am not a huge restrictor plate fan and am by no means a master of speedway racing.  This year at Daytona was the first time that I was able to run that new Busch Series package with the wickerbill on the front and the wickerbill on the spoiler.  I thought the cars drafted well and handled well.  I have run well on them but overall I still have a lot to learn.  Our main focus is to finish the race and then to finish up front.”

How important is drafting at Talladega?

“It is real important to draft well and it is important to have teammates in the race.  I am fortunate that I am going to have two teammates in the race and a lot of support from other Chevrolet drivers.  At places like Daytona and Talladega you need to have support on track.  I drafted well with Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart at Daytona along with other Chevy drivers.  Hopefully we can do the same thing at Talladega.  Kevin’s (Harvick) car was fast at Daytona and so was Clint’s (Bowyer) so, hopefully, all three cars can hook up and get to the front and have a good day for Richard Childress.”



DATETRACKDRIVERSTARTFINISHLAPSTOTALSTATUS EARNINGS     COMPLETEDLAPS  2/17/2007DaytonaWimmer3613120120Running $       62,968 2/24/2007FontanaBurton150150Running $       35,250 3/4/2007MexicoWimmer19308182Running $       55,600 3/10/2007Las VegasBurton200200Running $       98,250 3/17/2007AtlantaBurton195195Running $       56,425 3/24/2007BristolWimmer22300300Running $       31,200 4/7/2007NashvilleWimmer14225225Running $       27,498 4/14/2007TexasBurton10200200Running $       31,825 4/20/2007PhoenixBurton200200Running $       46,650          Total  AverageAverageLapsTOTAL  EarningsStarts  StartFinishCompletedLAPS             13.49.01,6711,672  $     445,666