Nashville: Scott Wimmer race report

Wimmer Finishes 7th In Nashville at NASCAR Nationwide Series Showing Follows Strong Finish at Bristol Where He Had His 200th NASCAR Start Altamonte Springs, FL/April 7, 2010 - Scott Wimmer, one of NASCAR's top talents finished 7th at the NASCAR...

Wimmer Finishes 7th In Nashville at NASCAR Nationwide Series Showing Follows Strong Finish at Bristol Where He Had His 200th NASCAR Start

Altamonte Springs, FL/April 7, 2010 - Scott Wimmer, one of NASCAR's top talents finished 7th at the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Nashville Superspeedway on April 3rd. Wimmer led the Nationwide field for seventeen laps, now having led both races in which he's competed. He was driving JR Motorsport's No. 7 Chevy Impala that Danica Patrick began the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series with. That car - which was 35th in points prior to Wimmers consecutive strong finishes, is currently 22nd in owner points, which is important with the Top-30 locking in for qualifying positions. This was Wimmers second race of the season coming after his Top-10 finish at the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee where he also celebrated his 200th NASCAR start, and led 21 laps. At Nashville, both Wimmer and JR Motorsports were promoting Lifetime Television's Season Four of the hit show, ARMY Wives. This was part of Lifetime Television, NASCAR and JR Motorsports multi-faceted partnership involving on-car branding and talent appearances during the NASCAR Nationwide Series' Nashville 300 on ESPN, as well as a major online sweepstakes to promote the season four premiere of the hit drama ARMY Wives. Wimmers racing in the No. 7 Chevy Impala was a key ingredient in this promotion.

"I am glad to have finished strong at Nashville and earned strong points for my team," said Scott Wimmer. "It is an honor driving the No. 7 Chevy Impala and being part of this great promotion with Lifetime Television, NASCAR and JR Motorsports and interacting with so many of the fans. My goal now is to keep the momentum going for the rest of the season."

In driving the No. 7 Chevy Impala the eyes of the racing world were again on Wimmer. Originally JR Motorsports was only going to enter the No. 7 Chevy Impala in thirteen races but then decided to expand that. P1 Groupe, Wimmer's management company, negotiated the deal that let Wimmer drive the No. 7 at Nashville.

-source: p1 groupe

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Scott Wimmer , Danica Patrick
Teams JR Motorsports