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
· 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.
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
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