As the finishes continue to get better, so does the outlook on the season for Chris Wimmer and the MB Motorsports NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) team. After two DNFs to start the season, Wimmer has put together two very impressive top-20 ...
As the finishes continue to get better, so does the outlook on the season for Chris Wimmer and the MB Motorsports NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) team. After two DNFs to start the season, Wimmer has put together two very impressive top-20 finishes at Milwaukee and Kansas and is looking to improve those stats Saturday night at the Built Ford Tough 250 to be held at the Kentucky Speedway.
"The past couple of races have been pretty good for us," said Wimmer. "We still have some things to work on, but those will always improve with time. The important thing for me is to continue getting seat time. With the way we've been running and with my guys working as hard as they have, we are looking to start getting top-10 finishes."
MB Motorsports owner/crew chief Mike Mittler said the biggest improvement he has seen with his latest protege is an increase in Wimmer's patience. "Last week was a great example of how patient Chris has become," said Mittler, one of the inaugural NCTS owners. "All he had was high gear all day, he had to be pushed out of the pit box, and was not getting good restarts, but he hung on to a broken, ill-handling truck, was able to react to the accidents around him, and brought home another top-20 finish. We've expected big things from Chris since we signed him in January and he's not disappointing us."
Wimmer, who pilots the #63 Ford F-150, will be one of the Ford drivers attending a driver question-and-answer session at the track at 3:30 p.m. local time Saturday prior to the race. After the Q&A, the drivers will sign autographs for attending fans.
The Built Ford Tough 250 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers will be broadcast live on the SPEED Channel at 7 p.m. CST and MRN Radio at 6:30 p.m. CST.