Mixed Emotions...Tim Fedewa admits that he has mixed emotions when the Charlotte weekend rolls around. He enjoys taking a break from the road, sleeping in his own bed instead of a hotel mattress, and racing in front of friends and family. ...
Mixed Emotions...Tim Fedewa admits that he has mixed emotions when the Charlotte weekend rolls around. He enjoys taking a break from the road, sleeping in his own bed instead of a hotel mattress, and racing in front of friends and family. But Charlotte hasn't been kind to Fedewa in the past. His best finish at the 1.5-mile track has been 13th place on three separate occasions. "I just can't seem to break into the top 10 here," Fedewa said. "Charlotte has always been one of my toughest tracks. I've tested here, and I've thought I've had the perfect set-up before, but then something goes wrong. "A lot of this season has been about the Stanley team creating a strong chemistry and proving itself. I can't think of a better time for us to get a top 10 than at Charlotte."
Cooking Up A Strong Finish... With five races left on the schedule, Fedewa is looking forward to the off-season and some extra time in the kitchen. But for now his focus is putting together the right ingredients for a strong run to finish off the season. "This team has had its highs and lows, but I couldn't be happier with all the accomplishments we have to our credit this season," said Fedewa. "Now, I just want to finish the season on a strong note. My main goal is to capture a few top 10s and top fives in these last few races. I'm confident that this team will be making some noise in these final few races."
Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming...Fedewa lived a dream that he never imagined during the spring race in Charlotte. During the Coca-Cola 600, he subbed for Winston Cup driver John Andretti in the No. 43 STP/Cheerios car. "When I got in the car, it was like 'Wow, I'm driving the King's car,'" Fedewa said. "It was just such an honor to be behind the wheel of Richard Petty's car. He is a legend that all of us in the garage look up to, and I was honored to be doing a favor for him and the Petty family. I didn't do as well as I had hoped in the race, but at least I finished and I didn't wreck the car." Who Wants To Be A Tool Winner? Brian Hilderbrand of the Las Vegas Sun was the winner of the weekly "Who Wants To Be A Tool Winner?" Stanley Sweepstakes 2000 at Dover. Don't forget to pick up an entry form and guess where the No. 36 team will finish this weekend in Charlotte.