BUSCH: Milwaukee: Bill Elliott preview

Bill is Back! -- NEXTEL Cup Series veteran, Bill Elliott will make his second start of the 2005 NBS season this Saturday night at the Milwaukee Mile with his Miller High Life team. Elliott's first race for car owner, Rusty Wallace was at...

Bill is Back! -- NEXTEL Cup Series veteran, Bill Elliott will make his second start of the 2005 NBS season this Saturday night at the Milwaukee Mile with his Miller High Life team. Elliott's first race for car owner, Rusty Wallace was at Nashville earlier this month where he started 15th and finished 23rd. Elliott's only start in the NBS in 2004 was at Memphis Motorsports Park where he qualified on the outside pole and finished 20th.

Testing 1, 2, 3 -- Bainbridge and his Miller High Life team participated in a two-day test at the Milwaukee Mile with veteran driver, Bill Elliott last week. The crew ended up on a tight schedule due to the rain-out in Nashville; the team had to head straight to Milwaukee on Monday for the two-day test. But it was a chance for Bainbridge and crew to learn valuable information about their new driver and make him more comfortable in the car.

Welcome to Milwaukee -- Home of High Life! -- This weekend's race in Milwaukee is in the hub of Miller Brewing Company. The Brewery started in 1855 where the company's founder, Frederick Miller purchased a small brewery called the Plank Road Brewery for $2,300. Through his determination and character, Frederick Miller began building his own American dream - barrel by barrel. After his passing, Miller's immediate family members continued his legacy, and guided the company with progressive, uncompromising character through two world wars and prohibition. In 1903, Miller named its most popular beer, High Life, and the Champagne of Bottled Beer was born!

Chassis No. 02 -- Blake Bainbridge and his MHL team will take Chassis No. 02 to the track this weekend in Milwaukee. After testing a new car at Milwaukee last week, Bainbridge decided to take the same car that he brought to Nashville two weekends ago with Elliott. This is one of McMurray's favorite cars; it brought home the team's first win at Darlington last year.

Chasing the Championship -- The RWI Racing, Inc No. 64 will make a run at the 2005 Owner's Championship for the first time since their inception in 2004. The team will attempt to win the owner's trophy with four different drivers throughout the 35-race schedule. Only one other time in the history of the NBS has the driver/owner championship been won by two different teams; the RCR organization did it with drivers Kevin Harvick and Johnny Sauter in 2003.

Quotes:

Blake Bainbridge on racing in Milwaukee--

"We're looking forward to going to Milwaukee, especially after our test here. We brought our Nashville car to the test, along with a new car. And we ended up bringing the Nashville car back to race here. Bill just liked the feel of the car better and this car has a lot of sentimental value to this team. We'll be in Miller's backyard here in Milwaukee, so I'm hoping we can bring home a top-five finish for them this weekend."

Bainbridge on working with Bill Elliott--

"I'm really excited to be working with Bill. I think we have a really good car for this weekend's race and a good chance at sitting on the pole with this car. Bill has 44-Cup Series wins, so he's a proven winner and carries a lot of experience with that. I'm looking forward to working with him again this weekend."

-rwi-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bill Elliott , Rusty Wallace , Johnny Sauter