Scott Wimmer

No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet

Event Preview Fact Sheet

Event/Date:          Camping World RV Sales 200 – June 28, 2008

Venue:                   New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.

Scott Wimmer’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Performance History

at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

DATE

START

FINISH

LAPS

TOTAL

STATUS

 EARNINGS

 

 

 

COMPLETED

LAPS

 

 

6/30/2007

16

11

200

200

Running

 $       33,480

7/15/2006

20

9

200

200

Running

 $       19,075

7/19/2003

9

5

200

200

Running

 $       28,210

5/11/2002

32

11

200

200

Running

 $       15,310

5/12/2001

34

17

199

200

Running

 $       11,726

Total

Average

Average

Laps

Total

 

 Earnings

Starts

Start

Finish

Completed

Laps

 

 

5

22.2

10.6

999

1000

 

 $     107,801

NOTES:

·         This Week’s Holiday Inn Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway … Scott Wimmer will pilot Chassis No. 052 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable.  Formerly a No. 21 machine, this chassis last saw action in 2007 with Kevin Harvick behind the wheel at Darlington Raceway (St. 17, Fn. 13).  He also grabbed the Coors Light Pole and finished seventh with this race car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Since then, this Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS has received all the 2008 updates and has been outfitted with the green and blue paint scheme showcasing the Holiday Inn Family of Brands--Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

·         Drive Like a Champion … Based on Wimmer’s sixth-place finish last weekend at The Milwaukee Mile, RCR’s No. 29 team maintained the third position in the NNS owners’ championship point standings and sits 260 markers out of the top spot.  The strong run was Wimmer’s seventh top-10 finish in 10 starts this season.

·         New Hampshire Notes … In five Nationwide Series starts at NHMS, Wimmer has one top-five and two top-10 finishes. Although the 2007 NNS Owners’ Championship driver has a less than desired 22.2 starting average, he has followed that up with a strong 10.6 finishing average at the “Magic Mile.”  He has also completed all but one lap contested over those five starts.

·         Wimmer in the Loop …

o    Average Running Position … According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, the Wausau, Wis., native has an Average Running Position of 10.2.  The ARP is derived from taking the sum of a driver’s position on each lap and dividing it by the number of laps run in each race.

o    Laps in the Top 15 … Meanwhile, the six-time NNS winner has spent 1,567 of the 1,841 laps completed in 10 starts this season (85.1 percent) running in the top 15.

o    Driver Rating … He also enjoys a Driver Rating of 99.2.  The Driver Rating is a formula that combines the following categories: wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, most laps led and lead-lap finishes. The maximum points a driver can earn in each race is 150 points. The Driver Rating number is used pre-race as a prediction tool and post-race as a performance evaluator.

bullet RCR at New Hampshire … In 17 previous Nationwide Series starts at NHMS, RCR-prepared entries have posted one win (Harvick, June 2007), four poles, seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. At the same time, RCR-prepared Nationwide Series entries have also led 781 laps.
bullet2008 RCR Nationwide Report … In 43 Nationwide Series starts this season, RCR has claimed two victories (Clint Bowyer-Bristol and Wimmer-Nashville), 13 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes with five different drivers including Wimmer, Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte and Stephen Leicht.  Additionally, the three RCR Nationwide teams (No. 2, No. 21 and No. 29) have led a total of 388 laps.
bulletDesign the Holiday Inn Racing Chevy The Holiday Inn Family of Brands--Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express will rev-up race fans' creativity with the launch of its third annual online "Design a Car" contest. Through August 22, 2008 consumers can log on to http://www.holidayinn.com/designacar to design a new paint scheme for RCR’s No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS and submit their design for judging. Wimmer and Burton will select the top-three designs and then we’ll invite the fans to select the winning paint scheme. The winning design will be featured on Wimmer's car at a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in November. The winner of this year's "Design a Car" contest will also receive a trip for two to the race with V.I.P. treatment that includes a meeting with Wimmer.
bulletCatch the Action … The Camping World RV Sales 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be televised live on ABC on Saturday, June 28 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The race will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius Satellite Radio. Qualifying for the 18th of 35 races on the 2008 Nationwide Series calendar will be televised live on SPEED the same day at 10 a.m. EDT.

SCOTT WIMMER QUOTES:

You seem to be pretty good on flat tracks.

“I like going up to Loudon and I like flat tracks.  It shows characteristics of a short track.  You have to really get down in the corner and get your car to turn.  Then you have to get on the gas and get down the straightaways.  Loudon is definitely an interesting place to race.  I think that drivers really love it or they hate it.  It’s is one of those tracks that RCR has run pretty well at as well.  The Holiday Inn Chevrolet has been fast there, (Kevin) Harvick won the race last year and Clint Bowyer is one of the best up there in either series.  The team is looking forward to doing great things up there.”

What is the best way to get around Loudon?

“The key to Loudon is keeping the momentum up.  You will see a lot of guys dive to the bottom but they can’t get off the corner.  You need to keep your car rolling through the center and get off the corner as fast as you can.  You may need to give up a little on entry to get off the corner fast.  It makes for great racing because some guys can get in to the corner real hard and others have to ease up a little and they usually meet up off the corner.  The fans up there support us and I do a lot of work up there with Dartmouth hospital so it’s neat to go up there and see some of the folks from the charities that I support.”

Is Loudon a bigger Martinsville?

 “It definitely seems like a big Martinsville.  Loudon is one of those tracks where you have to take care of your car.  You also have to take care of the brakes and tires.  It usually comes down to pit strategy to keep your car out front because track position is so important.  We will be smashing, bashing and knocking fenders in and it definitely affects you.  It’s a track that gets physical but hopefully we can keep the Holiday Inn Chevy out of that.  At some part of the day you are usually in to somebody or in the wall so the key is to bring your car home in the best condition.” 

NO. 29 HOLIDAY INN CHEVY 2008 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE RESULTS

DATE

TRACK

DRIVER

START

FINISH

LAPS

TOTAL

STATUS

 EARNINGS

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLETED

LAPS

 

 

2/16/2008

Daytona

Wimmer

29

18

120

120

Running

 $         51,518

2/25/2008

California

Burton

1

8

150

150

Running

 $         26,650

3/1/2008

Las Vegas

Burton

2

24

157

202

Engine

 $         23,090

3/8/2008

Atlanta

Burton

1

3

198

198

Running

 $         28,850

3/15/2008

Bristol

Wimmer

1

12

171

171

Running

 $         32,043

3/22/2008

Nashville

Wimmer

14

1

225

225

Running

 $         57,313

4/5/2008

Texas

Burton

4

2

200

200

Running

 $         55,725

4/11/2008

Phoenix

Burton

4

31

192

202

Accident

 $         14,895

4/20/2008

Mexico

Wimmer

21

7

80

80

Running

 $         52,878

4/26/2008

Talladega

Wimmer

19

9

117

117

Running

 $         27,793

5/2/2008

Richmond

Wimmer

10

10

253

253

Running

 $         24,468

5/9/2008

Darlington

Burton

6

21

145

149

Running

 $         14,950

5/24/2008

Charlotte

Burton

11

8

202

202

Running

 $         21,350

5/31/2008

Dover

Wimmer

16

12

200

200

Running

 $         16,450

6/7/2008

Nashville

Wimmer

7

7

225

225

Running

 $         25,093

6/14/2008

Kentucky

Wimmer

9

2

200

200

Running

 $         67,668

6/28/2008

Milwaukee

Wimmer

12

6

250

250

Running

 $         25,693

Total

 

 

Average

Average

Laps

Total

 

 Earnings

Starts

 

 

Start

Finish

Completed

Laps

 

 

17

 

 

9.82

10.65

3,085

3,144

 

 $      566,427

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