Memphis: Chris Wimmer preview

Chris Wimmer Plans to Make His Mark in Memphis With a strong truck and a confident crew, MB Motorsports driver Chris Wimmer is ready to make his mark on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. After a DNQ in Martinsville and a DNF...

Chris Wimmer Plans to Make His Mark in Memphis

With a strong truck and a confident crew, MB Motorsports driver Chris Wimmer is ready to make his mark on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. After a DNQ in Martinsville and a DNF in Mansfield, Wimmer has no plans to do any "Walking in Memphis" during the O'Reilly 200, Saturday, June 19th.

"Memphis is where our schedule gets busy," said Wimmer. "This is the first of several races we're running this summer, so it's important for us to get a good finish to get our summer rolling on the right track.

"I haven't raced (at Memphis Motorsports Park), but my brother, Scott, did when he was in the Busch Series, and he's given me some great advice on what to look for," he continued. "It's a great track and we look forward to getting out there and showing our fans and our sponsors what we can do."

Memphis will mark Wimmer's third NCTS starting attempt this season. While the MB Motorsports team may not have the finishes to show for it, team owner/crew chief Mike Mittler said he feels good about his team and his driver.

"I know it sounds strange," said Mittler, a 10-year veteran of the Truck Series, "but we left Mansfield feeling pretty good about ourselves. The oil leak and subsequent problems were a fluke that could happen to anyone and when Chris was on the track, we were running lap times comparable to the leaders. Nobody's hanging their head in this shop--we know what we're capable of, but we also know things tend to happen in racing that can't be foreseen. Chris is a helluva driver and the world is going to see that in Memphis."

Race Fans for a Cure® will be onboard with Wimmer and MB Motorsports during the O'Reilly 200, after an announcement this week that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's racing initiative would be a sponsor for the team the remainder of the 2004 NCTS season.

"We're thrilled to have them with us," said Wimmer. "Everyone knows how important the Komen Foundation and Race Fans for a Cure® is to MB Motorsports, with (Mittler's wife) Beverly being a breast-cancer survivor. Hopefully, we can do a lot of positive things for Komen this year and continue their mission of fighting this disease."

The O'Reilly 200 will be aired live from Memphis Motorsports Park starting at 2:30 p.m. EST on MRN Radio and 3 p.m. EST on SPEED.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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