Dover: Scott Wimmer preview

Wimmer eager to get back in a racecar at Dover-- "This is by far one of my favorite tracks," said Wimmer. "I got my first Busch Series win there, so it has always been high up on the list of favorite places to race. Since my first race there,...

Wimmer eager to get back in a racecar at Dover--

"This is by far one of my favorite tracks," said Wimmer. "I got my first Busch Series win there, so it has always been high up on the list of favorite places to race. Since my first race there, I haven't finished worse than 15th, so I'm definitely looking forward to getting back to racing there. Some guys really struggle there, but I've been fortunate to be one of those that liked it right away. The first time I went there, I loved the track. I hope we can put an end to all the bad luck we've had and actually finish the way we've run in most races this seasons."

The Caterpillar team finds problem with car from Coca-Cola 600--

When the team returned to the shop on Monday, they debriefed the #22 in an effort to find out what happened to the handling of the #22. As they were debriefing, they put the car on scales and took the height measurements, when they noticed the heights were off and there was wear on the jack bolt. The team determined that the jack bolt backed out eight rounds of wedge on the rear spring. This caused the car to be incredibly loose, which answers a lot of questions, since Wimmer gained 20 positions in the first 120 laps, only to not be able to handle well the remainder of the race -- finishing 28th.

The Caterpillar team tests Thursday--

The #22 Caterpillar team will make a stop at Pocono Raceway on Thursday, June 3 in preparation for next week's race. The team will be testing car #78, the car they raced at Rockingham, Darlington and California. Wimmer hasn't raced at the three-turn track, so the test session is essential to the team. Dave Blaney, Wimmer's part-time teammate will be on hand to help the team.

Cat equipment for the MBNA 400--

Wimmer and the No. 22 Caterpillar team are taking car #72 for this weekend's race. It is the same car that Wimmer raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he finished 13th.

Wimmer moving forward--

Wimmer was found guilty of driving under the influence on Tuesday in High Point, NC. It resulted in a level five conviction, the lowest conviction for such charges, where Wimmer will serve 24 hours of community service in a 30-day period and he must also undergo an alcoholic assessment, which he has already completed. Wimmer's conviction will not result in a loss of license. The charges of delay and obstruction against Wimmer's wife, Jody, were dismissed. Since Wimmer was found guilty, his attorney returned an automatic appeal, however, Wimmer will resign the appeal in front of Supreme Court and accept the ruling of the courts.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Wimmer , Dave Blaney