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Scott Wimmer
Born: January 26, 1976
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin
Awards:
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
Car #, Team #33 - Richard Childress Racing
2003 NEXTEL Cup Position: 38th
Best Cup Position: 27th - 2004 (NEXTEL Cup)
First Race: 2000 NAPA 500 (Atlanta)
First Win:
Last Win:
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 3 0
NASCAR Busch Series Statistics
Car #, Team #21/#29 - Richard Childress Racing
2003 NBS Position: 9th
Best NBS Position: 3rd - 2002
First Race: 2000 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
First Win: 2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 200 (Dover)
Last Win: 2003 Trim Spa Dream Body 250 (Pikes Peak)
Wins Top Tens Poles
5 45 0
All stats current as of June 3rd, 2007.

Scott Wimmer of Wausau, Wisconsin was born January 26, 1976. He is a NASCAR Busch Series driver who shares the #29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing with Jeff Burton, and also drives select races in the #21 AutoZone car for RCR. January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... The 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 15 and ended November 15. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sams Town 250 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Memphis Motorsports Park. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pikes Peak International Raceway is a one mile oval Auto Racing track located in Fountain, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Holiday Inn is a brand name applied to hotels within the InterContinental Hotels Group. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American mid-size car. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ... AutoZone NYSE: AZO is a Fortune 500 corporation based in Memphis, Tennessee which is engaged primarily in the business of the retail sale of automotive parts and accessories. ...

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Youth

Scott competed in the United States National Junior Olympics in downhill and slalom skiing at age 14, and finished 13th of the 150 competitors.


Pre-NASCAR Racing Career

Wimmer started racing at State Fair Park at Wausau, Wisconsin in 1991 at age 15. He moved up through the ranks, and became a well-known driver in the Midwest. He moved down south, and in 1997 he was the Rookie of the Year in the Hooters Cup late model series. He later finished second for the Rookie of the Year in the American Speed Association (ASA) series. Wausau is the name of several places in the United States of America: Wausau, Florida Wausau, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Troy Hintzsches ASA Late Model at Madison International Speedway. ...


NASCAR career

Nextel Cup Series

Scott Wimmer (lower left) crashing during a Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2004.
Scott Wimmer (lower left) crashing during a Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2004.

Wimmer made his Nextel Cup debut in 2000 with Bill Davis Racing at Atlanta. He qualified the #23 AT&T Pontiac in 31st position and would race to a finish of 22nd while leading nine laps during the race. He would return to Nextel Cup racing in 2002 driving in three of the eight races he attempted. He would post a best finish of 17th during the year driving mainly in the #27 Dodge. In 2003, he would race in six of his seven attempted races. His first three attempts came with a third Bill Davis Racing team, again using the #27. However, Ward Burton would leave the #22 Caterpillar Dodge early to get acquainted with his new team and Wimmer would finish the last four races for the #22 team. His rookie year of Nextel Cup racing would begin very well with a finish of third at the Daytona 500. However, he was only able to post one other top ten finish and would finish 27th in the overall point standings. He would again race the #22 Caterpillar Dodge in the 2005 season, but did not finish in the top ten in any of the 36 races. Wimmer would finish the year 32nd in points. Towards the end of the 2005 season it was stated that Wimmer would return again to the #22 team, however Dave Blaney became available and was selected as the 2006 driver. Wimmer would then go to Morgan-McClure Motorsports to drive the #4 AERO Exhaust Chevrolet for the 2006 season. As of August 28th, Scott's best finsh came at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier in the season were he finished 19th. On October 3, Eric Mclure announced that Wimmer and Morgan-McClure would part ways a soon as Talladega. Wimmer has signed a Busch/Cup contract for Richard Childress Racing for 2007 in a move that could ressurect his career. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... AT&T Inc. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... Ward Burton (born October 25, 1961) is an American NASCAR auto racer. ... Caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth A caterpillar is the larval form of a member of the Order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth A caterpillar is the larval form of a member of the Order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). ... Dave Blaney (born October 24, 1962) in Hartford Ohio (Trumbull County) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ...


In April 2007, Wimmer filed a lawsuit against Bill Davis Racing for $1.2 million dollars. Wimmer says that BDR failed to give him enough notice that he would be fired as the #22 driver, in fact going as far as saying he would be back at the beginning of October 2005 (only to fire him 21 days later). The lawsuit is for what Wimmer would have been paid had he drove the 2006 season for BDR. [1]


Busch Series

Wimmer began racing the Busch Series in 2000 with Bill Davis Racing. He would attempt four races in the #20 AT&T Pontiac and make three of them with a top finish of 18th. He would then race the full season in 2001, driving the #23 Jani-King Pontiac to a best finish of third at Nashville. He would finish the season with two Top 5’s, eight Top 10’s and an overall points finish of 11th. He would race the full season again in 2002 with sponsorship from Siemens for only 18 races. New England Financial and AMI were able to sponsor Wimmer’s #23 Pontiac for two races, however Bill Davis would have to race the #23 in 14 races without a sponsor. Despite a lack of sponsor, Wimmer would have a career year and finish third in the point standings with wins at Dover, Memphis, Phoenix, and Homestead-Miami. During this season he would accumulate 11 Top 5’s and 17 Top 10’s. In 2003, Wimmer would again compete in all of the races for Bill Davis Racing with sponsorship this year from Stacker 2. He drove the #23 Stacker 2 Chevrolet to a ninth place points finish and was able to win a race at Pikes Peak. During the 2003 he was able to race to four Top 5 finishes and twelve Top 10 finishes. Wimmer would not return to the series until 2006, where he is currently driving the #66 Ford for Brewco Motorsports. As of 2007 he drives the no.29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing for weeks that Jeff Burton is taking off from the car. The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... AT&T Inc. ... Jani-king is a commercial business of cleaning franchises. ... Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Gladeville, Tennessee (though the track has a Lebanon address), United States, about 48 km (30 miles) east of Nashville. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... Stacker 2 is a herbal enhancement pill that claims to help lose weight. ... Stacker 2 is a herbal enhancement pill that claims to help lose weight. ... Pikes Peak International Raceway is a one mile oval Auto Racing track located in Fountain, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. ... Brewco Motorsports is a team in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB...


Personal life

Scott is married to his wife Jody. They had a son named Hayden Phillip Wimmer on July 19, 2005.


External links

  • Scott Wimmer Official Website
  • Scott Wimmer Official Forum
  • Official Wimmer Team Website
  • Wimmer Team Discussion Forum
  • Career statistics at racing-reference.info
Richard Childress Racing
NEXTEL Cup Drivers Clint Bowyer (#07) | Kevin Harvick (#29) | Jeff Burton (#31)
Busch Series Drivers Timothy Peters (#21) | Scott Wimmer (#29)
Driver development program Drivers Ryan Foster | Jessica Helberg | Tim McCreadie | Brandon Miller
Partnerships and Affiliations Dale Earnhardt, Inc. | JR Motorsports |Kevin Harvick Incorporated | Marsh Racing | Morgan-Dollar Motorsports
Other Richard Childress | Dale Earnhardt

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Scott Wimmer : USAToday.com - Scott Wimmer Biography from USAToday.com (534 words)
Scott Wimmer is on the preliminary entry list for the March 18th Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Wimmer is listed in the Richard Childress Racing #33 Holiday Inn Chevrolet which he drove to a 12th place finish in the 2006 series finale at Homestead.
Wimmer will remain with the team to assist them for the rest of 2006 but will be available for a new ride in 2007.
RacingScoop's Scott Wimmer Driver Scoop (423 words)
Wimmer returns to Bill Davis Racing for his third full-season of NBS competition in 2003 and is a serious contender for the series’ championship title due to his breakout 2002 season.
Wimmer scored his first NBS career win at Dover in the fall, and in the following final seven events of the season, posted three more wins, including Memphis, and back-to-back wins at Phoenix and Homestead to close the season.
Wimmer really began to draw the attention of NASCAR team owners when he finished second in Rookie of the Year points in the ASA series and won consecutive races at Lanier National Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway.
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