Wimmer to Start in No. 7 Chevy Impala for JR Motorsports at Nashville at NASCAR Nationwide Series, Announces P1 Groupe Management

Wimmer is Coming Off a Strong Finish at Bristol Where He Had His 200th NASCAR Start, JR Motorsports will be Promoting Lifetime’s Season Four of ARMY Wives.

Altamonte Springs, FL, April 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Scott Wimmer, one of NASCAR’s top talents will be driving on Saturday, April 3rd at the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Nashville Superspeedway. Wimmer will be driving JR Motorsport’s No. 7 Chevy Impala that Danica Patrick began the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series with. That car – currently 30th in owner points – will enter every race this season with Patrick returning to the car in June at New Hampshire. This will be Wimmers second race of the season coming after his Top-10 finish at the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee where he also celebrated his 200th NASCAR start, and led 21 laps. At Nashville, both Wimmer and JR Motorsports will be heavily promoting Lifetime Television’s Season Four of the hit show, ARMY Wives. Earlier this week, Lifetime Television, NASCAR and JR Motorsports have entered into a multi-faceted partnership involving on-car branding and talent appearances during the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ Nashville 300 on April 3, 2010, airing at 3:30pm (ET) on ESPN, as well as a major online sweepstakes to promote the season four premiere of the hit drama ARMY Wives. Wimmer’s racing in the No. 7 Chevy Impala will be a key ingredient in this promotion.

“I'm really looking forward to getting back in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevy Impala this weekend at Nashville, and to promote Season Four of ARMY Wives on Lifetime Television,” said Scott Wimmer. “I won at Nashville in 2008 and think the combination of that experience and the JR Motorsports team will give us a great shot at a positive result and pick up where we left off at Bristol.”

In again driving the No. 7 Chevy Impala the eyes of the racing world will again be on Wimmer. Originally JR Motorsports was only going to enter the No. 7 Chevy Impala in thirteen races but then decided to expand that. P1 Groupe, Wimmer’s management company, negotiated the deal that is letting Wimmer drive the No. 7 at Nashville.

Under terms of the partnership between NASCAR, Lifetime, and JR Motorsports, ARMY Wives will serve as the official sponsor of JR Motorsports’ No. 7 car, driven by Scott Wimmer, which will be completely wrapped with ARMY Wives branding during the race in Nashville. Additionally, Lifetime will bring the ARMY Wives Experience to NASCAR’s Fan Zone at the Nashville Superspeedway, where the program’s stars Brigid Brannagh and Wendy Davis will join Wimmer and fellow JR Motorsports driver Kelly Bires for an autograph session with attendees. Lifetime is also launching the ARMY Wives Race of a Lifetime Sweepstakes on myLifetime.com, where visitors can enter to win an all-expenses paid trip for four people to a future NASCAR event this summer. Winners will earn a meet-and-greet with JR Motorsports drivers or executives and be given a ride in the race’s official pace car, an exclusive tour of the speedway’s pit, garage and hauler areas, and complementary tickets for the entire weekend.

Scott Wimmer originally hails from Wausau, Wisconsin. He carved his mark on the short tracks in the Midwest throughout the 1990’s and became recognized as the dominant force in racing throughout the Midwest. Wimmer captured the eye of top NASCAR owners after he entered the American Speed Association (ASA) and claimed victories in the first two races he competed in. Wimmer tallied two Top-5 and eight Top-10 finishes in his rookie year of the Busch Series that put him 11th in the championship standings. In the 2007 season, Wimmer (along with teammate Jeff Burton) won the NASCAR Busch Series season owner points championship for Richard Childress Racing. The duo finished 3rd in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings in 2008, while Wimmer posted his 6th career NASCAR win. In 2009, Wimmer ran races for Curtis Key Sr. and Key Motorsports as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr., and JR Motorsports. He resides in North Carolina with his wife, Jody and son, Hayden.

P1 Groupe
David Johnson