Bill Davis Racing taps Finley as new Crew Chief
High Point, NC - Bill Davis Racing has named Derrick Finley Crew Chief for the #22 Caterpillar Dodge driven by Scott Wimmer. Finley, who earned his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Mexico in 1995, has served as the team's Race Engineer since August of 2003. Prior to joining Bill Davis Racing, Finley worked with Dale Earnhardt Incorporated for several years until he moved on to Travis Carter's operation in 2000.
"We're very pleased to have Derrick step up to this role. He's been a part of the team for quite some time now, so he is familiar with our operation as well as what Scott needs in a car", said owner, Bill Davis. "Originally, we had planned on bringing a new Crew Chief on during the off-season but when we saw the chemistry that Derrick, Scott and the team enjoyed during the final races of the season we knew it would be shame to ignore that".
"We are all working really well together, Derrick has a great attitude. Everyone on the team is excited to move into our second year together. I'm looking forward to going back to tracks with some more experience under my belt and having Derrick's engineering background is a real plus", said driver Scott Wimmer.