BUSCH: Tim Fedewa Talladega - Good and Bad

Tim Fedewa has experienced the good and the bad of Talladega Superspeedway. In his first two outings at the track in 1993 and 1994, Fedewa started in the top 10 and completed all but one lap. In 1997 he collected a top-five finish, but in 1998...

Tim Fedewa has experienced the good and the bad of Talladega Superspeedway. In his first two outings at the track in 1993 and 1994, Fedewa started in the top 10 and completed all but one lap. In 1997 he collected a top-five finish, but in 1998 he completed only 71 of 113 laps due to an overheating problem.

"I like the restrictor plate races," Fedewa said. "The speed is incredible and your car can struggle a little on handling and still be strong. What you need at Talladega is a strong engine and a strong body. I am confident that with the car that Charlie (Brunnhoelzl) has put together for me for Talladega, we are going to be fast. I can't wait to get behind the wheel and try it out."

The No. 36 Stanley Racing Machine that Fedewa will drive at Talladega is a brand new car that was designed and developed in-house at Cicci-Welliver Racing by Charlie Brunnhoelzl, head of the fabrication department. Brunnhoelzl has an excellent history with superspeedway cars. Before moving to Cicci-Welliver Racing, he built the car that sat on the pole in 1995 at Talladega Superspeedway as well as the car that sat on the pole in 1999 at Daytona International Speedway. What makes Brunnhoelzl an expert at what he does?

"It is refined detail and experience," said Brunnhoelzl. "The car has to be built with real fine detail as far as aerodynamics and slickness. You have to achieve good balance and low drag numbers so the wind doesn't push the car in reverse as its trying to go forward."

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