Martinsville II: Scott Wimmer preview

Scott Wimmer tests at Martinsville Speedway to prepare the CAT team for this weekend's race-- "We brought Scott to Martinsville last week to get him some seat time," said Frank Stoddard, crew chief for the ...

Scott Wimmer tests at Martinsville Speedway to prepare the CAT team for this weekend's race--

"We brought Scott to Martinsville last week to get him some seat time," said Frank Stoddard, crew chief for the #22. "He had never raced at Martinsville, so we gave him the opportunity to get around the track and shake the car down for this weekend's race. We rolled off the truck and we were very surprised at how well Scott was running. Then, we got back to where we thought he should be. We finished up the test running a 60-lap run where Scott ran almost 2/10-second faster each lap then Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch did for the entire 60 laps. We were very pleased with how well he picked up on the track. It's not an easy place to get around, so we were very pleased. Certainly, he will pick up a real good racing line once he is able to run there with the entire 43-car field."

Bill Davis and Scott Wimmer visit top brass in Peoria--

"Scott and I flew to Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill., to formerly introduce Scott to some top executives in the company," said Davis. "We had a nice leisurely dinner where they could get to know Scott a little better. The people at Caterpillar were an integral part of this transition and have been very supportive from the beginning. We're in the first of a five-year deal with Caterpillar and both CAT and Bill Davis Racing feel Scott is a perfect fit with their company and ours."

Cat equipment for the Subway 500--

"We're taking car #74 back to Martinsville, "said Stoddard. "It's the same car we ran at Martinsville in the spring. It's a real good short track car. We had a good test there last week, so we think we should be in good shape this weekend. We qualified well in the spring, but Ward got tangled up in practice and had to go to a backup car (car #74). That put us in the back from the green flag and it's real hard to recover from that."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Kurt Busch , Scott Wimmer
Teams Bill Davis Racing