Wimmer Wins in Nashville

Samuel Sica@@SicatheKidAnalyst IMarch 22, 2008

     Scott Wimmer outlasted the field on gas in the last stretch of the race to earn his first win of the season as well as his first win while driving for Richard Childress racing.  Once again, Kyle Busch started the race on the pole with Mike Bliss starting on the outside in second.  Busch was just one of the five sprint cup series drivers in the race.  The others were Bowyer, Hamlin, Edwards, and Reutimann.  Kyle Busch led the majority of the race until he had something go wrong with his car again with just sixty laps remaining.  Busch had led over one hundred laps and was well on his way to his first win of the season in the nationwide series.  Busch's problem allowed the door to open for Clint Bowyer to take the led after he had followed Busch all day long.

     Clint Bowyer led the race for awhile until Scott Wimmer took the led from him with just twenty laps to go.  Everyone was tight on fuel and was trying to conserve gasoline at the end of the race.  No one wanted to come down pit road for gas and lose all that track position.  Wimmer ended up conserving just enough gas to finish the race and get the victory.  It was the first race won this year in the nationwide series not won by a sprint cup driver.  The race also set a record for least amount of caution flags in a race at Nashville. 

     The top ten today were Wimmer, Bowyer, Edwards, Keselowski, Bires, Stremme, Hamlin, Gale, Reutimann, and Hamilton Jr.  Mike Bliss, who started outside pole, finished in the eleventh position and Kyle Busch ended up finishing in the sixteenth position.  This race is now in the history books and we can all look forward to a great racing week in Martinsville, Virginia.